Libraries are the store house of information. They contain a large
number of Books, Periodicals, and CDROMS from which information
can be retrieved.
Library work can be divided into three basic categories which
a) User Services: Librarians working in this department
helps the user to find the information they need.
b) Technical services: This department gathers information
and prepares the material to be used by visitors.
c) Administrative Services: Librarians in this department
oversee the management of library, supervise the library staff
and ensure that
all sections of library are functioning well.
Aspiring Librarians should have good communication skills, patience
and an outgoing personality. They should have tact to deal with
different kind of people visiting library. Good memory proves
to be helpful.
Librarians can find job with libraries of government agencies,
special libraries of government undertakings, public libraries
and school libraries.
Various Institutes offer graduate courses in Library and Information
Sciences (B.Lib), a 1year course which can be pursued after graduation
in any stream. Masters course in library science (M.LIB) can be
done after doing B.LIB.Some Institutes also offer Diploma and
Certificate courses in Library science after 10+2.
For B.LIB: Graduates of any stream
For M.LIB: B.LIB
For Diploma/Certificate courses: 10+2 with any stream
Institutes offering B.LIB, M.LIB