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Nowadays Library is not just limited to storage, organisation and maintenance of books, periodicals, papers and journals but with introduction of computers and Information technology, Library has become a big pool of knowledge and information. Information storage and retrieval processes have been computerised, now information is also available in electronic formats like CD ROM, virtual libraries.
Librarians systematically organise and maintain books, periodicals and other information by classification, indexing, cataloguing, shelving and provide them to users on demand. They also take decisions regarding purchase of books and other publications, maintain records of library stock, take decision about re-evaluation or audit of stock, replace or remove damaged stock and issues to library members. Additionaly, a Librarian helps readers in finding required books or information. Senior Librarian takes care of library administration and helps making library policy and procedures.
Public and Government libraries, Universities, academic institutions, are being connected through networking. Scope of library and information science is growing rapidly.
Diploma courses, Bachelors degree, Masters Degree courses and Ph.D. in library science are available.
D.Lib.Sc./ B.Lib.Sc./ M.Lib.Sc./ Ph.D.
Job Opportunities/ options:
After B.Lib. or M.Lib., one can apply for jobs in universities, colleges, schools, public or private libararies, Specialised Research Institutions, Documentation and Information Centres etc.
- Senior Librarian
- Information Officer
- Assistant Librarian
- Library Assistant
- Library Attendant