Welcome to the Department of Information Studies which was established upon the opening of the College of Arts and Social Sciences in the academic year 1987-1988, to meet the needs of the Omani society for qualified specialists in the field of Libraries and Information Science. We offer three academic programs: the Bachelor’s degree in Information Studies; the Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and the PhD in Information Studies. We give special attention to the practical application of Information and Communications Technology in teaching activities. Thus, in addition to lectures, research assignments and discussion sessions, emphasis is placed on practical training and field trips to information and learning centers, as well as on intensive practice in the department’s laboratories. Graduates of the three programs have the opportunity to work in public, university, and special libraries, as well as in learning resource centers in both the public and private sectors.