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The university of hong kong faculty of education division of information technology studies

Studies for Information Professionals

The University of Hong Kong

Faculty of Education

Division of Information & Technology Studies

Peter Warning

Why hku
Why HKU?

HKU is 1 of the world’s

top universities


23rd best university in the world

2nd best university in Asia

11th best in Education in the world

QS World University Rankings

35th best university in the world

3rd best university in Asia

30th best in Social Sciences in the world

Times Higher Education Supplement

Why faculty of education
Why Faculty of Education?

  • Librarians are EDUCATORS

  • From information skills training Æ lifelong learning Æ information literacy

  • Educators are knowledge & information workers who work in rapidly changing, technology rich environments

The benefits
The benefits

  • Teaching staff with years of local & international teaching & practitioner experience in Information Studies

  • Expert practitioners from within industry

  • World-class information resources

Msc lim attracts

  • Graduates in any field

  • Qualified information professionals looking to improve their knowledge base

  • Workers who want to change careers

Msc lim admission requirements
MSc[LIM]: Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with honoursOR qualifications & experience of equivalent standard

  • Fees: HK$95k for 10 modules (some are CEF)

The university of hong kong faculty of education division of information technology studies

Designed to prepare graduates to:

  • be ‘informed, reflective practitioners’ in the information age

  • develop information leadership capacities that can be used in a wide variety of professional environments – library & other

  • What makes the msc lim so special
    What makes the MSc[LIM] sospecial?

    • 1st such award offered by an HK university

    • Program tailored to the unique needs of HK

    • MSc[LIM] acts both as a 1st qualification & as an advanced qualification depending on entry knowledge


    • Extends over 1 academic year of F/T study or 2 years for P/T

    • Flexible modular structure allowing students to complete the degree at their own pace

    • Face-to-face, supplemented by flexible online delivery

    Curriculum specialisms

    • Information Management

    • Knowledge Management

    • Librarianship

      More details at:

    Electives include
    Electives include….

    • Information resources & services

    • Information retrieval theory & practice

    • Collection management

    • Organising information

    • Knowledge management

    • Literature for young people in a digital age

    • Digital libraries

    • Records management

    • Organisational learning

    • Knowledge taxonomies

    • Preservation of information

    • Internship


    Double masters
    Double Masters

    • MSc[LIM] + MSc[ITE]

    • A total of 17 modules

    Advanced standing
    Advanced standing

    Will be given for previous study:

    • If previous study was at the postgraduate level

    • Up to 3 modules credit is possible


    Since the MSc[LIM] was launched in 2004, 324 students, from a broad range of backgrounds (eg teachers, school administrators, librarians & IT officers etc) have graduated from the program

    Comments on mlim
    Comments onMLIM

    MSc[LIM] is very useful for school librarians. The content is insightful & lecturers are very helpful.  I enjoy studying the course & I have recommended this course to other school librarians

    The program is very good in terms of breadth & depth of knowledge provided in the field of LIM. I have worked in libraries for 9 years. I think the knowledge covered in different modules are current & updated such as web 2.0, social bookmarking & library visits analysis. The modules are very practical too!

    Career prospects after mlim
    Career prospectsafter MLIM

    • Many school librarians were promoted

    • Appointed professional librarians in academic libraries

      • eg, Assistant Librarian II (Information Services) in a university

    • Appointed professional librarians in various companies in the commercial sector

      • eg, Professional librarian in an international law firm

    Bsc im eligibility
    BSc[IM] eligibility

    Candidates holding a recognized Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in any discipline are eligible

    More details at:

    Bsc im program structure
    BSc[IM] Program structure

    • 2 years

    • 48 credits in BSc[IM] Core Courses

      • 6 credits in Professional Experience

      • 6 credits in a Project

    • 24 credits in BSc[IM] Electives

    • 12 credits in Common Core Courses

    • 30 credits in electives

    • 6 credits in English Language Enhancement courses

    Pe host organizations
    PE Hostorganizations

    • HK Academy for Performing Arts

    • HK Productivity Council

    • HK Police Force

    • Hutchison Global Communications

    • Tsing Hua University, Beijing

    • UNESCO, Thailand

    • JSM in association with Mayer Brown LLP, Canada

    • Miramar Hotel & Investment Co. Ltd.

    • Civil Service Bureau

    • ESRI China (Hong Kong) Ltd.

    • Hospital Authority (KM Unit)

    • Longman Hong Kong Education

    • Scottish Enterprise – Glasgow, U.K.

    • Pearson Educational Publishing

    Bsc im project sample publications
    BSc[IM] ProjectSamplepublications

    “Use of databases and ebooks in international secondary schools in Hong Kong: A small scale survey” in Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, 2009. (Italy)

    “Metadata design for digital Chinese orchestral scores with instrumental parts” in Fontes Artis Musicae, 55(2), 2008, 297-339.

    “A framework for accreditation of International Baccalaureate school libraries” in International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, 2008. (USA)

    A survey of using wikis in academic libraries in different countries. 5th International Conference on Knowledge Management, 2008. (USA)

    Bsc im project sample publications1
    BSc[IM] ProjectSamplepublications

    “Evaluation of two open source digital library software systems” ED-MEDIA 2007 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, 2007. (Canada)

    “Butterflies in amber: Online data structure design & digitization of the Contemporary Chinese Orchestral Collection at the HKAPA.” International Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres Annual Conference, 2007. (Australia)

    “Knowledge workers' awareness & their use of key knowledge resources - in Hong Kong & Singapore.” 7th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations, 2007. (Singapore)

    “White knight or white elephant? The impact of online database on an international school library in Hong Kong” International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, 2007. (Taiwan)

    Career prospects after bsim
    Career prospectsafter BSIM

    • Analyst, Deloittes HK

    • Area Sales Manager, Neutrik

    • Assistant HR Manager, HSBC

    • IT Specialist, Hewlett-Packard

    • Information Research Officer, Sing Dao Daily

    • Assistant Librarian, Leisure & Cultural Services Dept

    • Marketing Executive, Advanced Card Systems

    • Business Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard

    • Online Marketing Manager, Double Up Media

    • KM Executive, Deacons HK

    • Web Programmer, Tiebusa Ltd