Formally established in March 1961 as the Institute of Library Science, it can trace it roots to 1914, making it one of the first library schools in Asia. It is an independent degree-granting unit of the University of the Philippines Diliman, and offers programs in the field of library and information science.

Starting in 1995, the School offered the Bachelor of Library and Information Science. The program aims to prepare students for career opportunities in professional librarianship, publishing and book trade, and information-related business. A new curriculum introduced in 2002 integrated the University’s Revised General Education Program and offered several specialization tracks, including archives and records management, health and medical librarianship, information systems, and law librarianship.

From 1978 to 1984, the Institute was selected by UNESCO as the organizer of the Postgraduate Training Course for Science Information Professionals in Southeast Asia. In 1987, the school was designated by UNESCO as the Philippines’ Micro-CDS/ISIS distribution center.

Since its founding, the school has continuously contributed to the development of education and the profession of librarianship and information science. The University continuously produces sought-after top-ranking graduates in the fields of LIS, record keeping and management, information systems management, knowledge management, and more.

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