Department of Library and Information Science

About the Department
The Library Science Curriculum of MSU started when the curriculum leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Education, major in Library Science (BSLS), was offered in the College of Education in 1976. It had the end view of providing professional training to school librarians, both elementary and high school, in the area.
In 1978, there was an urgent need to expand the curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Library Science (BLS) whose primary purpose was geared towards preparing library professionals in all types of libraries in all aspects of the profession. This development was coupled with the creation of the Department of Library Science under the then College of Arts and Sciences. It envisioned itself as one responsible for a genuine Library Education and Training in the region. To ensure a better operation of the program, Dr. Marianita M. Dablio was designated as the Officer-in- Charge of the department through Special Order No. 22-R, Series of 1978 on December 14, 1978.
From that time on, there were various changes in the curriculum leading to the degree of BLS and BSLS as embodied in the MSU Board of Regents Resolution No. 795, Series of 1988 during the 33rd meeting of the University’s Board of Regents held at the PNC Conference Room in Manila on May 12, 1988.
In 1997, the BLS curriculum was revised to keep abreast with the changes in the Librarianship Profession, incorporating Information and Communication Technology courses. The program was changed to Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) and the program BSLS was no longer offered. Since then, the department is renamed as Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) and remains as one of the departments of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
To date, the department has totally expanded its scope and nature to better respond to R.A. 9246, The Philippine Librarianship Act of 2003, the law that regulates the practice of librarianship, and CHED Memorandum 24, series of 2015, Revised Policies, Standards and Guidelines for the Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) program.

Programs/Courses Offered

Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS)

Target Students of the Department/Who Best Fit the Courses

In-coming freshmen who are willing to do an unwavering service to humanity and who are eager to make an impact to the society by fostering and advocating information literacy.


  • Dr. Leilannie M. Pangcatan
    • Dr. Leilannie M. Pangcatan, Professor VI, is currently the Chairperson of the Department of Library and Information, College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She has been connected with the college for the past 24 years where she had served in the following capacities_ as Coordinator of the Information Technology Laboratory in A.Y.  2011-2012 and A.Y.  2012-2013 , as Assistant Dean of the college in A.Y. 2015-2016 and as Chairperson of the department in A.Y. 2001-2002; A.Y 2003-2010, A.Y 2013-2014, and A.Y 2022 to date. She is the first Meranaw Bachelor of Library Science graduate to take and pass the Librarian Licensure Examination in 1997.
  • Dr. Hasmin M. Abdulhalim
    • Currently, Prof. Abdulhalim is the President of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) – BARMM Regional Council (2022-2023), a full – time Faculty of the Department of Library and Information Science, MSU and at the same time the College Coordinator for Quality Assurance. She is also a part – time faculty of the MSU – Senior High Department, handling Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
    • Being a faculty member of the Mindanao State University, she is an active member of the various committees such as University System Curriculum Committee (USCC), MSU Campus Quality Assurance Board (CQuAB), MSU Intellectual Property Office Assessment Team (MIPO), MSU Entrepreneurship Development Team (MEDT), and an Examiner of the MSU – SASE. In addition, she is also connected to other national organization and agency. She is a member of the PRC – CDP Monitors for Librarians, Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP), National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Libraries and Information Services (NCCA – NCLIS), and National Board of Trustees, Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI)
  • Ms. Roshen M. Lomocso
    • Ms. Roshen earned the degree BLIS in 2011, Cum-laude and garnered the 7th place in the Librarians Licensure Exam in the same year
    • She previously worked as a college librarian in Misamis University in 2012.
    • She also served as President of ARMM Librarians Council and a Trustee of the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. from 2017-2018.
    • Currently, she works as an instructor in the Department of Library and Information Science, MSU-Marawi since 2013

Why Choose Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) Program?

This program is one of the CHED priority programs, covered under the DOST Undergraduate Scholarship. It offers the following career paths:

  • Academic Librarian
  • Archivist
  • Children’s Librarian
  • Corporate Librarian
  • Curator
  • Database administrator
  • Digital Librarian
  • Educator
  • Indexer
  • Information Architect
  • Information Broker
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Law Librarian
  • Library Director
  • Library Manager
  • Media Specialist
  • Medical Librarian
  • Outreach Librarian
  • Public Librarian
  • Publishing Manager
  • Records Manager
  • Reference Librarian
  • Research Analyst
  • School Librarian
  • System Librarian
  • Technical Service Librarian
  • Web Content Strategist
  • Youth Service Librarian
  • and more…

Contact us

The Chairperson

Department of Library and Information Science

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Mindanao State University

Marawi City, 9700