Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.

You are Welcome to Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Karachi.


Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Munira Nasreen Ansari



Department of Library Science, established in 1956, was the first ever to offer a professional degree in Pakistan. Masters in Library Science (M.L.S.) has been offered since 1962. Since 1982 the Department has been known as Department of Library and Information Science, and information control / management became an integral part of the studies. Computer lab for practical training was established in 1984. Ph.D. Program of the Department was initiated in 1967.

The founder Chairman, Dr. Abdul Moid was the first Ph. D. holder in Library Science from the USA (1964). He was also the Chief Librarian of Karachi University Library (presently Dr. Mahmood Hussain Library). The Seminar library of the Department, inaugurated in 1985, is named after him.


Teaching & Assessment

Teaching at the department includes lectures, practical, presentations, group discussions, study tours and extension lectures.  Assessment is based on evaluation of performance in the semester examinations along with various projects, assignments, reports and oral presentations.