Library Science is a systematic process of organizing and maintaining  books, magazines and journals. Library science deals with categorization of knowledge and information. An individual who is engaged in this profession is known as librarian. Librarians are also called as information managers. Librarians are also involved in planning activities for encouraging use of the library. Librarians are also known as custodians of libraries. A well-resourced library not only contains periodicals and books but also cassettes, microfilms, videos, education records and reference books.

Objectives: -

 

  • To share expert skills, knowledge, and abilities with communities and the profession as a whole
  • To train professionals to meet the changing information needs of individuals and groups in a diverse and global society
  • To contribute to the librarianship and allied fields through publication, research and other creative activities.
  • To provide the information of classical library science with the current technologies.


List of Courses: -

 

  • Certificate Courses in Library Science
  • Certificate in ICT Application in Library
  • Certificate Course in Library and Information Science
  • Diploma Courses in Library Science
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS)
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Library Science
  • Master of Philosophy in Library & information Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Library & information Science

Basic Eligibility

UG:

 

For admission in the bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as (biology, maths and chemistry).  The duration for this course is 3 years.


PG:

 

The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree is holding a bachelor's degree with science subjects such as (biology, maths and chemistry). The duration for this course is 2 years.


Specializations

Some of its specialized fields are:  -

 

  • Information architecture
  • Indexing
  • Librarian
  • Information broker
  • Archiving
  • Abstractors
  • Metadata Management
  • Researchers
  • Cataloguing
  • Metadata Architecture
  • Computer, Data, and Information System
  • Preservation Administration and Conservation

Job Prospects

There are lots of career opportunities available for library science professionals. Librarians are information providers. They help people in finding information effectively. Initially, a graduate starts with a job title of a library assistant  and gets promoted gradually. Qualified librarians in this field can seek employment in academic institutions, schools, government and public libraries, news and broadcasting agencies, universities and in private libraries.

Graduates can also seek employment in galleries, archives, museums, and documentation centers. Graduates  can also work for publishing houses and statistical research centers. Some experienced librarians work independently as service providers.

Job Titles: -

 

  • Librarian
  • Library Attendant
  • Library Assistant
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Information Assistant
  • Senior Information Analyst
  • Junior Information Analyst
  • Director/Head Of Information Centre
  • Junior Librarian/Assistant Librarian
  • Junior Librarian/Professional Assistant
  • Junior Librarian/Semi-Professional Assistant


Remuneration: -

The compensation for librarians depends upon their qualifications and experience. Librarians working in government sectors can earn an average income with incentives. The average earnings of librarian are around Rs 1, 00,000 – 1, 50,000 lacs annually. Librarians working in academic institutions, schools, government libraries, media sector, universities and in private libraries can also earn good remuneration.

Science Colleges for Library Science in India

Aarti Institute of Professional Studies

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Aarti Institute of Professional Studies (AIPS), New Delhi was established in 2001 with an aim to provide professional education to youth and newer avenues of employment. This institute is recognised by UGC, AICTE and DEC which are providing any type of...

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Abhinav Institute of Technology & Management

Thane West, Maharashtra, India

Abhinav Institute of Technology & Mangement (AITM), Thane West was established in 1994, is a widely recognized educational institute in the state of Maharashtra, India. The brand ‘Abhinav’ symbolizes “inovation” since it has introduced...

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Ahimsa Women's Polytechnic, New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi, India

Ahimsa Women's Polytechnic, New Delhi was established in 1985 is an accredited institute of NIOS (Ministry of HRD, Government of India) under the auspices of Ahimsa Shiksha Sansthan (Regd.). The college is providing career-oriented education to the women so as to...

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Amar Jyoti Research & Rehabilitation Centre

Vikas Marg, Delhi, India

Amar Jyoti Research & Rehabilitation Centre, Delhi was established in 1981. It runs under the aegis of Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, a voluntary organization rendering rehabilitative services to persons with disabilities through a holistic approach of inclusive...

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Amrapali Group of Institutes

Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

Amrapali Group of Institutes, Haldwani was established in 1999 under the aegis of Modern Academy Society. The various courses offered by the Group are affiliated to Uttarakhand Technical University, Kumaun University, Uttarakhand Open University and Uttarakhand...

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Andhra University College of Arts & Commerce

Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Andhra University College of Arts & Commerce, Visakhapatnam was established in 1966. The Colleges of Arts & Commerce was carved out of the combined Colleges of Arts, Science and Technology. The college is affiliated to Andhra University and it is...

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Annamalai University

Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Annamalai University, Chidambaram was established in 1929 by the munificence of the farsighted and noble hearted philanthropist and patron of letters the late honorable Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar of Chettinad, Kt, LL.D. and D.Litt. The University has...

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Arcade Business College

Patna, Bihar, India

Arcade Business College, Patna was established in 1996. The institute is one of the premier institutions to offer professional education to the students of the state of Bihar. It has been granted permanently affiliated by Magadh University, Bodhgaya. The College...

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Asian Workers Development Institute, Rourkela

Rourkela, Orissa, India

Asian Workers Development Institute (AWDI), Rourkela was established in 1980. It is a constituent part of Bastia Memorial Trust (BMT), the college has been approved by AICTE and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India and affiliated to...

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Awadhesh Pratap Singh University

Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India

Awadhesh Pratap Singh University (APSU), Rewa was established in 1968. AIU recognized by the UGC. It is a premier institution that offers teaching and learning programmes of the best quality, graduate students who excel and become leaders in the chosen profession...

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