Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Information science is a wide course. Unlike other courses that restrict a person in one area or field, it covers many areas. There is a library option, publishing and book trade, records management, archives administrations and health records management. Almost every organization manage its records, all Kenyan counties have libraries. One can also interact with information systems, data entry, and these are evident almost in all organizations from business to educational institutions. I am therefore certain that with being aggressive this is the right course that has no restrictions whatsoever. One only needs some ad on skills to have a competitive edge which Kenyatta university provides to all its students. The ad on skills include web design, Cisco networking IT training courses, leadership certificate and workshops and seminars. They are also partners with the US embassy Nairobi resource center that also provide training to information science students from the institution.
The course ranges from units offered at the department of information science, school of engineering, department of information technology, school of business, department of business administration. the following are highlights of what was learn t: web design, multimedia systems, cataloguing and classification, human resource management, information communication technology, health records management, software development, health records management, database management, information systems management, workplace preparedness, practical internship, publishing and book trade, dissemination of information, electronic records management, communication skills, creative and critical thinking, introduction to entrepreneurship. Through these course units and many others, I have learn t dynamic knowledge and acceptance to the fact that information is very important in any organization and therefore need for information professionals to manage this important asset.
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Advice for students:
At first it seems rather complicated and no one see the future of it all. But when one conducts more research and visit organizations then one knows the importance of the course. My advice is think outside the box. What kills our dreams is the fact that students of information science limit themselves within library but when you see a wider view then you will find many opportunities with other fields like knowledge management, system librarians, monitoring and evaluation being introduced and still this require information scientists. Project managers, planning, report writing and even proposal writing are major fields in information science so do not limit yourself in library. There is more to information science. We are the custodians of information. My last advice is get some ad on skills like online courses and other certificate courses related to information science and you will be good to go.