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Career as a Librarian

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About Career as a Librarian

Libraries are the reservoir of knowledge and information. As India is moving towards a knowledge society with proliferation of learning and research institutes the demand and importance of library science is growing rapidly. Consequently, job opportunities for librarians are on the upswing. Librarianship is as profession is concerned with storage, organizing and maintenance of books, papers and journals. Nevertheless, with the advent of information technology and computers the traditional concept of is being redesigned to include not only books and other printed materials but also new tools of information like CD-ROM, internet, virtual libraries etc.

Career Prospects of Career as a Librarian

In the age of information revolution, the employment and placement prospects of librarians are on the rise. Trained personnel in this field can get employment opportunities in wide areas like Public and Government libraries, Universities, professional and other academic institutions, news and broadcasting agencies, private libraries and special libraries meant for special categories of people. They also can be employed in museum, galleries, archives, information and documentation centres. They can also aspire to get a job in private publishing houses and other private companies handling with voluminous information. Some library technicians are also self-employed as researchers, consultants, cataloguers etc. on short- term contracts basis.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Librarian

The minimum qualification required to get an admission in Library Science is graduation. Graduates from any stream can go for Bachelors degree in library science the duration of which is one year. After that, students can go for Masters Degree in library science, which is of one-year duration. Some students who are interested in higher studies and research activities can also go for M.Phil and PhD in this field. There are also diploma and certificate courses in Library Science. Basically, a good librarian should have keen interest in books and varieties of topics, high organizing ability, excellent communication skills and customer service attitude

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Librarian

  • I would like to work as a librarian. I have P.G. Degree in Economics,as well as Library and information science also. Posted By : Manisha, on 01-03-2012 12:53:54 Report Abuse

  • Hi! I have associate in Library from Illinois, USA. I would like to get information about what should i do to work in India as a librarian? Do I need to take some courses in India or My degree from USA is enough to get a job in India? Thank you for your time in advance. Jigna Posted By : Jigna, on 19-08-2011 20:09:12 Report Abuse

  • Hi! I have associate in Library from Illinois, USA. I would like to get information about what should i do to work in India as a librarian? Do I need to take some courses in India or My degree from USA is enough to get a job in India? Thank you for your time in advance. Jigna Posted By : Jigna, on 19-08-2011 20:08:56 Report Abuse

  • Hi! I have associate in Library from Illinois, USA. I would like to get information about what should i do to work in India as a librarian? Do I need to take some courses in India or My degree from USA is enough to get a job in India? Thank you for your time in advance. Jigna Posted By : Jigna, on 19-08-2011 20:08:31 Report Abuse

  • Is there any course available within india in the field of library science where after passing 12th standard a student can join(in distance mode)? Posted By : TAJE MAYING, on 02-08-2011 18:53:14 Report Abuse

  • plz send me details of library science diploma Posted By : neelotpal, on 03-07-2011 11:26:26 Report Abuse

  • please provide me b.lib course offering institutes list Posted By : navnath pawar, on 10-04-2011 15:45:35 Report Abuse

  • I would like to work as a Librarian. I have aP.G.Degree in History from the regular stream of Kerala University and also I am holding a Degree onLibrary Science. Thanking you, Yours politely,Shibu K.M Posted By : Shibu Kuruvilla Mathew,MA,BLiSc, on 12-12-2010 09:15:26 Report Abuse

  • I need a job for the post of libraian Posted By : Tapash Chakraborty, on 02-08-2010 17:10:47 Report Abuse

  • KINDLY PROVIDE ME LIBRARY SC.STUDY CENTER/UNIVERSITY,IN GUJARAT-INDIA,ALSO PROVIDE ME ABOUT SOUL SOFTWARE PROGRAM FOR LIBRARY SYSTEM,AND LIB.OFFICE AUTOMATION Posted By : NAMRATA, on 26-12-2009 13:50:46 Report Abuse

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