College of Knowledge and Library Sciences
How do you get information about anything? Aren’t you awed by the amount of information in the environment? In this College you can learn various technologies that help you make the most of information or knowledge to live in information society. The field includes the library, the vast world of the Internet, the analysis and use of information and data, and the communication of information to the future.
In order to make the most of information or knowledge, you need to grasp their character and design or build information systems that manage them. You also have to ponder the institution, culture, and management in order to create social systems that manage knowledge and information. In this College, the three fields—Knowledge Sciences Course, Knowledge Information Systems Course, and Information Resources Management Course—teach you all of these things and train specialists connecting society and knowledge information.
Knowledge Sciences Course
The Knowledge Sciences Course focuses on humans. Information and knowledge are important, as they are the driving force of current social change. Therefore, we are required to promote information and knowledge sharing, and to have ability to use shared information and knowledge. It is a rising trend.
In this course, you will understand the essence of knowledge, knowledge and information action, and knowledge acquisition. You will also develop the ability to formalize knowledge and learn search and collection technology, methods of communication, the intermediation technique of information and knowledge, and the technique of extracting knowledge while treating data analytically.
Knowledge Information Systems Course
The Knowledge Information Systems Course focuses on information technology. Thanks to the advances in information technology, such as the Internet, humans have been able to share an unprecedented amount information and knowledge. Making the most of such information and knowledge require sophisticated technology.
In this course, you will learn the classification and construction of knowledge information, offering and sharing technology on knowledge information in the Web, various expressions of knowledge information and database technology for management, information retrieval techniques for extracting useful information from knowledge information, and mounting technology of a knowledge information system, such as a digital library.
Information Resources Management Course
The Information Resources Management Course focuses on society. When we get information, the environment where it is accumulated, assembled, and offered enables us to use suitable information effectively. Improving such an environment and the social system concerning the information environment is needed for the progress of society.
In this course, you will acquire knowledge and methods for planning and managing the accumulation in information service institutions, such as libraries, organizations, and communities. You will also learn the management and application of knowledge information; designing, building, and managing a social system of knowledge information; and the characteristics, culture, and history of various information media.
In their first year, students study basic courses, such as foreign languages and specialty basic courses, which lay the foundation of their college education. In the second year, students study more specialty basic courses, such as knowledge information exercise, to deepen the knowledge and technology they acquired in the first year. In the third year, students choose one of the three fields of specialization and study advanced courses in those fields. For them to be trained in various viewpoints, students are required to study other fields as well. In the final year, students are assigned to a laboratory and must write a thesis. Once the students complete the required courses, they qualify as teachers, librarians, and “teachers with librarianship.”
Characteristic subject and evaluation
Following the “Freshman seminar” (required), which helps students adapt to university life, “Information literacy training” (required) is imparted to develop basic abilities, such as reading, summarizing, discussing, and presenting. The College provides a curriculum in which the study of library and information science is integrated with information technology, social sciences, and the humanities. In the second and third year, students apply the knowledge and technology they have acquired. Furthermore, they undergo internship in libraries or companies to gain work experience.
- Teachers with librarianship
- Teaching certificate：Information (high school)
- Teaching certificate：Mathematics (junior high school, high school)
- Teaching certificate：Society (junior high school)
- Teaching certificate：Citizen (high school)
- Technical communicator