The School of Library, Archives and Documentation Studies (SLADS) was founded in 1989. It was established under the then 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 Located at Ukuni 72 Kilometers from Dar es Salaam and 4 Kilometers from Bagamoyo town. The School is full registered with the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) with registration number REG/PWF/006.