The Aim of Teaching
The aim of teaching is to educate students with the knowledge and capability of LIS theory and practice, as well as related theories and practical information technology.
Specializations of the Faculty
The specializations of the faculty encompass library science, computer science and information engineering, multimedia technology, psychology, medical informatic and librarianship, business management. Therefore, the multidisciplinary expertise enriches the LIS program and gives students opportunities to learn from different perspectives.
The LIS department offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. The purpose of the curriculum design aims to meet the diversified needs of informational services. There are three categories of courses provided for the undergraduate level, which are core courses, advanced courses, and holistic education curriculum. The core courses of the curriculum design include basic theory and methodology, technical and reader services, information technology and related applications, organizations management, and practice. The above courses provide the necessary knowledge bases to learn the advanced courses. The advanced courses are information and resources, user and services, history of library and information services. With the integration of core and advanced courses, as well as the holistic education curriculum, the LIS program expects to incubate the information professionals who can meet the need for industrial and national development.
The main focus of the graduate program is to help students build their own core competence. Therefore, three divisions are tailored to educate information professionals. First, the enhancement of librarianship is for those who major in library science of their undergraduate degrees. Second, the combination of librarianship with domain knowledge is for those whose undergraduate majors are other than library science. Third, the digital librarianship is designed for those who major in computer science in their undergraduate degrees.