The Department of Information and Library Science at Tamkang University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees leading to Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. The programs prepare students for careers in the government, business, schools, libraries or information centers, and research institutions through training in the techniques and applications of library and information science as well as multimedia technology. Tamkang University Library, with its extensive collections in many subject areas, offers support to the teaching and research programs in library and information science. In addition, the programs in communications and media technology actively provide students with the capability to deal with multimedia related to digital libraries. The areas of specialization are library automation, library collections, information organization, bibliographic references, management of information systems, information retrieval, automated reference services, information systems resource management, bibliometrics, digitalimage processing, multimedia production, electronic publishing and the book trade. A number of assistantships are available for part-time employment in the library, the Department, and other units on the campus.