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MSc LIM Programme Video
Andy Choi (Graduate)
“As a graduate Computer Science major and now working in a Library as an IT officer, I want to know more about the library in terms of resources management and organizational dimensions. The MSc(LIM) programme provides this kind of knowledge to me which can benefit my work. Besides, the programme structure is flexible and most of the courses make use of online materials. It allows me to have a good work-life balance and flexibility of time arrangement.”
Charlotte Fung (Graduate)
“The MSc(LIM) programme not only offers specialized knowledge in the field, it also nurtures two important qualities: commonsense and proactive learning attitude. It is generally believed that commonsense is innate but my experience suggested that this can be developed through vigorous learning and exploration, as long as one has the curiosity (regardless of your background). Lecturers from the MSc(LIM) programme are experienced guides and good motivators, who inspire students to dig deeper into the subjects and to find new discoveries. Their guidance and feedback stimulate our thoughts and streamline our thinking process, and at the same time, help to identify our own weakness and broaden our perspectives. This interactive learning journey is indeed an important foundation for both personal and career development.”
Connie Chu (Graduate)
MSc[LIM] is a combined theory and practical course. It enhanced my knowledge and skills in library science and broadened my horizons on understanding the role of information management in the education sector. The information I acquired in the course is not just buzzwords and jargon. It provided professional training and assisted me to successfully shift my career development from a web producer in local media to an instructional designer in the global corporate training sector. I obtained understanding, reflection and inspiration from MSc(LIM) to learn how to identify and satisfy users’ needs, maximize the benefit of information and communication technology, and understand the best practices of knowledge management. I have become confident in incorporating the innovative ideas into my workplace to produce effective e-learning programmes and willing to take the challenge to explore mobile and social learning.
Danni Feng (Graduate)
"I had a great time in this programme. First of all, I learned systematic knowledge of librarianship. Secondly, the instructors in this programme were professional and conscientious. In the end, I was lucky to enter the field of librarianship, becoming a librarian in an interior design company."
Fred Chan (Graduate)
“The MSc(LIM) programme in HKU gave me opportunity to shift my field from sociology to library information management. I choose the MSc(LIM) programme not only because of the reputation of HKU, but also the flexible option for mode of study and the option for choosing a dissertation or an independent project. The module “Information retrieval theory and practice” is very useful because the knowledge and skills are transferable so I can apply them in my library work and information services engagement. If you are someone in the business, you can benefit from the knowledge, skills and resources from this programme.”
Lewis Li (Graduate)
“I would like to express my sincere thanks to the professors and my fellow classmates who helped make my study so enjoyable. This MSc(LIM) programme covers a large amount of professional knowledge and skill sets, including information behaviour, collection management, and organizing information which are all important for library workers. In addition, it provides an opportunity to make new friends, and enlarge my personal and professional network. I truly believe that the programme is definitely a stepping-stone for people who decide to make librarianship their profession as well as to accelerate career advancement in the field.”
Rebecca Tam (Graduate)
There are increasing numbers of library support staff taking this programme to prepare themselves for a professional position. The programme definitely helped me to enhance my career. In addition, I was deeply impressed by the professionalism of experienced teachers, the interactive learning environment and enormous library collections which facilitated my study to a very large extent.
Sharing and examples of previous topics of dissertation and independent project
Topic: A comparison of the educational roles of primary and secondary public school teacher-librarians in Shenzhen and Hong Kong
By Shu Chang, Graduate
“Writing a dissertation is the best way to learn how to conduct research. It will also benefit you by cultivating your critical thinking, improving your writing and enhancing your time management ability.”
Topic: We Need Therefore We Seek: Information Behavior of Lesbians in Hong Kong
By Sam Wang, Primary Librarian of an IB world school in HK
“The dissertation journey has equipped me with independent and in depth research and writing skills, which was challenging and rewarding. I would like to take this chance to thank my supervisor, Peter Warning, for his great help.”
Topic: Mobile Digital Devices' Influence on HKU Students' Magazine-reading Habits
By Alex Wang, Graduate
"The independent project of MSc(LIM) is a small-scale piece of research that can be completed within one term. You can actually choose a relevant topic that fits well with your own interests, academic background, as well as future development."
Topic: Evaluating the usability of the University of Hong Kong Libraries (HKUL) mobile website
By Reese Fung, Graduate
“My independent project was about evaluating the usability of the HKUL mobile website. The method that I used in the project was learned from the programme. Thus the project provides me a valuable opportunity to apply and extend my knowledge and skills developed through the programme. The skills and knowledge that learned from the courses are useful to my future work.”