The School of Library Archives and
Documentation Studies (SLADS) was founded in 1989. It
was established under the Ministry of Education and Culture
and is run by the Tanzania Library Services Board (TLSB). Before
the establishment of the school, TLSB was running basic library
training at certificate level since 1972 at its Headquarters
in Dar es Salaam. This course was merged with SLADS in 1990.
SLADS is currently based at Ukuni area about four kilometers
from an historic coastal town, about 72 kilometers North of
Dar es Salaam. SLADS is registered with the National Accreditation
Council for Technical Education (NACTE)
To be a competence-based training Institution for librarians,
records managers, archives administrators and information specialists
To promote Library and Information Science Education through
Training and Research.
Training for quality, competence and efficiency
- To offer training courses in Librarianship, Records management
Archives, administration and documentation studies at certificate
and Diploma Levels.
- Provide for Continuing education for Librarian, records
managers, archives administrators
and Information specialists in Tanzania
- Promote and conduct Research in Librarianship, information
management, records management and archive administration
- Publish learning materials in Librarianship, information
management, records and archives administration
- Offer consultancy services in planning, establishment and
development of Library, records management archives administration
and information centers
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Graduands for Diploma/Certificate Course 2011/2013
instructions for Diploma II.