Library Science

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Introduction to Library Science

The libraries being the repositories of knowledge, information and entertainment, their importance has increased. In this situation, the librarianship has attained the status of a separate discipline in the universe of knowledge. Librarians are the custodians of libraries and they organize, maintain, and store books in the libraries. They help people to find information and use it effectively in their personal and professional lives. The traditional libraries which contained only books now have periodicals, micro-films, videos, cassettes and slides for various purposes such as education, research, reference and pleasure. The career in library includes areas like library and information systems management, classification/cataloguing systems, bibliography, documentation, preservation and conservation of manuscript, library management, research methodology, computer applications, information processing, archives management, indexing, library planning etc. It is very interesting and poses a great opportunity to have the knowledge of wide variety of information sources. It

Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to take up a course in Library Science is XII standard. Those with Bachelor degree in library science can go for Masters’ degree in library science. Advanced studies in Library Science include M.Phil and Ph.D. Besides, there are also diploma and certificate courses. The main quality required to be a librarian is that he/she must have basic interest in books as well as a variety of topics, good communication skills, customer service attitude, methodical approach, organizing skills, and ability of understanding user needs.

Job Scope and Career Options 

There is a lot of scope for a career in library and the person in this field can find employment opportunities in the following areas.

·         Public/Government libraries

·         Universities and other academic institutions

·         News agencies and organisations

·         Private organisations and special libraries

·         Foreign embassies

·         Photo/film libraries 

·         Information centres/documentation centers

·         Companies and organisations with large information handling requirements

·         Museums and galleries, which have reading rooms and research facilities

Some of the advertising career options are as given below.

·        Library Attendant

·        Library Assistant

·        Junior Librarian/Semi-Professional Assistant

·        Junior Librarian/Professional Assistant

·        Junior Librarian/Assistant Librarian

·        Deputy Librarian

·        Librarian

·        Researcher

·        Consultant

·        Cataloguer

·        Director/Head Of Information Centre

·        Senior Information Analyst

·        Junior Information Analyst

Some of the Major Institutions offering Courses in Library Science

Degree/Course

College/Institute

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Andhra University, Department of Library & Information Science, Visakhapatnam 530003 Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

College of Arts & Social Sciences, Department of Library & Information Science, Hyderabad 500007 Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Manair College Of Library Science, Kakatiya University, Warangal 507002 Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Department of Library & Information Science, Ananthapur 515003 Andhra Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Guwahati University,
Department of Library & Information Science, Guwahati 781014 Assam

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Institute of Library & Information Science Patna University Library, Patna 800005 Bihar

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Punjab University,
Department of Library & Information Science, Sector-14, Chandigarh 160014

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Department of Library & Information Science, Dr Zakir Husain Library, Jamia Millia Islamia, Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi 110025

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Bhavnagar University, Department of Library & Information Science PG Centre, Gouri Shanker Lake Road, Bhavnagar 364002 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Department of Library & Information Science Gujarat Vidyapith Library, Gujarat Vidyapith, PO Navjivan, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380014 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Gujarat University, Department of Library & Information Science, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

MS University of Baroda, Department of Library & Information Science Faculty of Arts, Fatehganj, Vadodara 390002 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Sardar Patel University, Department of Library & Information Science, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388120 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Saurashtra University, Department of Library & Information Science, Udhna Magdalla Road, Surat 395007 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

North Gujarat University, Department of Library & Information Science, PB No.21, University Road, Patan 384265 Gujarat

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Kurukshetra University, Department of Library & Information Science, Kurukshetra 132119 Haryana

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Bangalore University, Department of Library & Information Science, Jnana Bharathi, Bangalore 560056 Karnataka

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Gulbarga University, Department of PG Studies & Research in Library & Information Science, Jnana Ganga, Gulbarga 585106 Karnataka

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

University of Calicut, Department of Library & Information Science,
P O Malappuram, Distt. Kozhikode 673635 Kerala

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

University of Kerala, Department of Library & Information Science, Thiruvananthapuram 695034 Kerala

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

AEC Training College And Centre Department of Library And Information Science,
Barkatullah Vishavidyalaya, Pachmarhi 461881
Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Awadhesh Pratap Singh University,
Rewa 486003
Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Dr Harisingh Gaur Vishwavidyalaya, Department of Library & Information Science, Sagar 470003 Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Govt. MLB Arts & Commerce Autonomous College, Department of Library & Information Science, Vidya Vihar, Gwalior 474011 Madhy Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Kamata Prasad Guru Bhasha-Bharati
Department of Library & Information Science, 3/A 9,
Shiv Nagar, Garha, Jabalpur 482003 Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Mahatma Gandhi Gramodaya Vishwavidyalaya,
Department of Library & Information Science, Chitrakoot, Distt. Satna 485331
Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University Institute of Journalism, Department of Library & Information Science, Shah Pura, Bhopal 462016 Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

School Of Studies in Library & Information Science
Central Library, Jiwaji University, Vidya Vihar, Gwalior 474011 Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

School of Studies In Library & Information Science,
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University Institute of Journalism, Raipur 492010 Madhya Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Amravati University, Department of Library And Information Science, Tapowan Road Camp, Amravati 444602 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

University of Pune Department of Library & Information Science Jayakar Library, Pune 411007 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Department of Library & Information Science, University Campus, Aurangabad 431004 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

HPT Arts/RYK Science College, Department of Library & Information Science, Nashik 422005 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

JDMVP Co-op Samaj's Arts, Commerce & Science College,
PB no. 80, Umavinagar, Jalgaon 425001 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Nagpur University, Department of Library & Information Science, Library Building, Nagpur 440010 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Nehru Institute Of Social Studies,
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Gultekadi, Pune 411037 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Nutan Maratha Mahavidyalaya, Library Science Section,
North PB No. 80, Umavinagar, Jalgaon 425001 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Shivaji University, Department of Library & Information Science, Vidyanagar, Kolhapur 416004 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

SHPT School of Library Science,
SNDT Women's University, Nathibai Thackersey Road, Mumbai 400020 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Department of Library & Information Science, Pune 411037 Maharashtra

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Manipur University,
Department of Library & Information Science, Canchipur, Imphal 795003 Manipur

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Asian Workers Development Instt. Nabakrushna Choudhury Library,
Bastia Smruti Sadan, Sector 6, Rourkela 769002 Orissa

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Pandit Nilakantha College Of Library & Information Science, Utkal University, PO Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar 751004 Orissa

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Sambalpur University,
PG Department Of Library & Information Science, Jyoti Vihar, Buria, Sambalpur 768019 Orissa

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Guru Nanak Dev University, Department Of Library & Information Science, Amritsar 143005 Punjab

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Punjabi University,
Department of Library & Information Science, Patiala 147002 Punjab

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Annamalai University, Department of Library & Information Science, Annamalai Nagar 608002 Tamil Nadu

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Madurai Kamaraj University, Department of Library & Information Science, Palkalai Nagar, Madurai 625021 Tamil Nadu

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Aligarh Muslim University, Department of Library & Information Science, Aligarh 202002 Uttar Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Banaras Hindu University, Department of Library & Information Science, Varanasi 221005 Uttar Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Dr Bhagwan Das Kendriya Granthalaya, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi 221002 Uttar Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Bundelkhand University, Department of Library & Information Science, Kanpur Road, Jhansi 284128Uttar Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Dr B R Ambedkar University, Department of Library Science, Agra 282004 Uttar Pradesh

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

Jadavpur University,
Department Of Library & Information Science, Kolkata 700032 West Bengal

Bachelor of Library & Information Science

University of Burdwan, Department of Library & Information Science, Distt. Burdwan 713104 West Bengal

 

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