Library science

12/12/2014 Career



Introduction



Down the ages, Libraries have been regarded as hub for knowledge. They
always catered to the infotainment (information plus entertainment) needs of
the masses. The basic aim of library is to disseminate knowledge.



With the rise in the number of institutes in the field of learning and the
strengthening of research activities, the importance of libraries is growing
day by day. All this has resulted in a lucrative and exciting career
opportunity for professionals competent in administrating and running a
library.



Today, librarianship has emerged as a separate discipline and is among the
popular choices of many students. A modern �day library today comprises of,
periodicals, micro-films, videos, cassettes slides and most importantly
thousands books.



Library science is the profession which takes care of organizing,
maintenance and storage of books in a library. Librarians are the guardian
of library and they assist people in finding information



Eligibility



Normally minimum qualification required to pursue a course in Library
Science is set as graduation. There are also diploma and certificate courses
in the subject. Candidates with graduation can go for Bachelors degree in
library science. Duration of this bachelor�s course is one year. Those with
Bachelor degree in library science can further opt for Masters Degree in
library science which is again of one year duration. Many universities also
offer M.Phil and Ph.D in this field.





Syllabus



Course areas generally cover library and information systems management,
classification/cataloguing systems, bibliography, documentation, maintenance
and conservation of manuscript, library management, research methodology,
computer applications, information processing, archives management,
indexing, library planning etc.

Job prospects





A trained library science graduate can find ample opportunities with:





� Public/Government libraries



� Universities and other academic institutions



� Media houses, News agencies and news groups



� Private organizations and special libraries



� Foreign embassies



� Photo/film libraries



� Information centre�s/documentation centers



� Large companies and organization with huge information handling
requirements



� Museums and galleries with huge library facilities and reading rooms and
research facilities.





Remuneration



Librarianship is such profession which offers Salaries according to the
individual's qualifications and experience. The other factors which matter
are size and the nature of the hiring institutions.Average annual earnings
of a typical librarian can range anywhere between Rs. 100,000 � Rs.25,
00,000.





Institutes/Universities







University of Delhi,



University Road, Delhi 110 007

Phone South Campus: 011-24119832

Phone North Campus: 011-2766709, 27667011, 27667190

Fax : 011-27667049

Website: www.du.ac.in



Jamia Millia University,

Jamia Nagar,

New Delhi -110025

Tel: 26984650, 26985180

Fax:011-26981232

Email: admin@jmi.nic.in

Website: www.jmi.nic.in



Bombay University,

M.G. Road, Fort

Mumbai - 400 032 Maharashtra, Pin: 400032

Phone: 22 - 2652825

Fax: 22 - 2652832

Website: www.mu.ac.in



University of Calcutta,

Senate House,

87 /1 College Street,

Kolkata-700 073, West Bengal

Tel: 033 22410071(O) 24106741(R)

Fax: 22413222

E-mail: admin@caluniv.ac.in

Website: www.caluniv.ac.in



Aligarh Muslim University,

Aligarh Muslim University,

Department of Library & Information Science,

Aligarh 202002

Website: http://www.amu.ac.in/



Banaras Hindu University,

Department of Library & Information Science,

Varanasi 221005

Website: http://www.bhu.ac.in



Amravati University,

Department of Library and Information Science,

Tapowan Road Camp,

Amravati 444602,

Ph: EPABX 662358, 662206-8

Fax: 0721-662135/660949

E-mail: amuni@mah.nic.in





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