Education & Careers

EDUCATION

The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) advocates for the continued development of librarians. There are a number of library schools in Zimbabwe that offer courses in librarianship that one may attend to gain a competitive edge.  The Library schools include;

 

Bulawayo Polytechnic

P.O.Box 1392, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Cnr 12th Ave/Park Rd

Division: Applied Science & Technology

Department: Information Technology

  • National Certificate Records Library and Information Science
  • National Diploma Library and Information Science
  • Higher National Diploma Library and Information Science

Gweru Polytechnic

P.O Box 137, Harare Road, GWERU, ZIMBABWE

Phone: 054 226719 | Fax: 054 221870

Division: Information Science Technology

Department: Library

  • National Certificate in Library Management and Information Science
  • National Diploma in Library Management and Information Science
  • Higher National Diploma in Library Management and Information Science

Harare Polytechnic

P. O. Box CY 407, Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe

Tel: + 263 (04) 2918080
      +263 (04) 2918081

Division: Information Management

Department: Library & Information Science

  • National Certificate Library & Information Science
  • National Certificate Health Information Management
  • National Diploma Library & Information Science
  • National Diploma Health Information Management
  • Higher National Diploma Library & Information Science
  • Higher National Diploma Health Information Management

Kushinga Phikelela Polytechnic

P.Bag 3716, Marondera, Zimbabwe

Tel: + 263 (054) 24484

Division: Commerce

Department: Management Studies

  • National Certificate Records Management and Information
  • National Diploma Records Management and Information
  • Higher National Diploma Library & Information Science

Mutare Polytechnic

P.O. Box 640, Mutare

Josiah Tongogara/Vincent Ave

Tel: +263 20 63141 / 63153
Fax: +263 20 66912

Division: Commerce

Department: Office Management 

  • National Diploma Library and Information Science

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

P.O. Box AC 939, Ascot, Bulawayo

Tel: +263 (292) 282842

Faculty: Communication And Information Science

Department: Library and Information Science

  • Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Library and Information Science (BSc. Hon. LIS) (4 Years)
  • Master of Science Degree in Library and Information Science (MSc LIS) (2 Years)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science (PDLIS)

Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU)

Corner Julius Nyerere Way and Nelson Mandela Street
P.O.Box 8306, Harare, Zimbabwe

Faculty: Applied Social Sciences

Department: Information Science and Records Management

  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Library and Information Science (4 Years)

Note: Diploma Holders who apply for the programme will only do 2-years


 

CAREERS

There are a number of career paths you can pursue in academic, public and special libraries. The careers include and are not limited to,  

  • Academic Assistant and Technical Librarian
  • Archives and special collections librarian
  • Chief Librarian
  • Children’s Librarian
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Curator
  • Database Administrator / Developer
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Digital Librarian
  • Electronic Resource librarian
  • Information Officer
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Law Librarian
  • Media Specialist
  • Public Librarian
  • Reference librarian
  • Research Analyst
  • School Librarian
  • Subject Specialist Librarian