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