• CELSIUS TEAM

CAREER IN LIBRARY SCIENCES

INTRODUCTION

Library Science course is the study of

managing, maintaining and preserving

records and information. Information of

various types are sourced and classified for

users with the help of record management

preserved and disseminated with the help of

technology.



COURSES

  • Certificate Course in Library Science.

  • Diploma in Library Science.

  • Bachelor of Lib & Info Science (BLISc)

  • Bachelor of Library science (BLSc)

  • Masters in Lib & Info Science (BLISc)

  • Masters in Library science (BLSc)

ELIGIBILITY

10+2 (any stream) for Certificate & Diploma Courses


INSTITUTES/UNIVERSITIES

  • Jai Narain Vyas University

  • University Of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

  • Nalanda Open University, Patna, Bihar.

  • Medical Library Association of India (MLAI),

  • AIIMS, New Delhi offers a diploma course in Medical Librarianship.

  • Bachelor of Library & Information sciences

  • U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad, U.P.

  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik, Maharashtra. Kota Open University, Kota, Rajasthan.

  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (http://www.ignou.ac.in)

  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Telangana

SKILLS REQUIRED FOR LIBRARY SCIENCES

Librarians should also possess the following specific qualities:

  • Communication skills. Librarians need to be able to explain ideas and information in ways that patrons and users understand.

  • Computer skills. Librarians use computers to help patrons research topics. They also use computers to classify resources, create databases, and perform administrative duties.

  • Initiative. New information, technology, and resources constantly change the details of what librarians do. They must be able and willing to continually update their knowledge on these changes to be effective at their jobs in the varying circumstances.

  • Interpersonal skills. Librarians must be able to work both as part of a team and with the public or with researchers.

  • Problem-solving skills. Librarians conduct and assist with research. This requires being able to identify a problem, figure out where to find information, and draw conclusions based on the information found.

  • Reading skills. Librarians must be excellent readers. Those working in special libraries are expected to continually read the latest literature in their field of specialization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LIBRARY SCIENCES

Librarians typically do the following:

  • Create and use databases of library materials

  • Organize library materials so they are easy to find

  • Help library patrons to conduct research to evaluate search results and reference materials

  • Research new books and materials by reading book reviews, publishers’ announcements, and catalogs

  • Maintain existing collections and choose new books, videos, and other materials for purchase

  • Plan programs for different audiences, such as story time for children

  • Teach classes about information resources

  • Research computers and other equipment for purchase, as needed

  • Train and supervise library technicians, assistants, other support staff, and volunteers

  • Prepare library budgets

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