LIBRARIAN

LIBRARIAN

LIBRARIAN

WHAT’S IT ABOUT ?

As information experts, librarians find, collect and organize information, and implement systems that make information easy to access. A librarian has to ensure that a person gets the relevant information in the minimum time with the least effort. The modern librarian may also devise ways to draw more people into trying out new material, thus becoming a knowledge manager

CLOCK WORK

9:30 am: Reach Office

10 am: Meet library staff

11 am: Check e-mails

11:30 am: Respond to any queries

1 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: Go over list of requisitions

4:30 pm: Inspect the library

5:30 pm: Check the day’s transactions

6:30 pm: Go home

THE PAYOFF

Entry level: Rs. 1 lakh-1.5 lakh per annum middle level: Rs. 1.8 lakh-Rs. 2.4 lakh per annum Senior level: Rs. 3 lakh or more per annum In government organizations, salary will depend on the grade and scale

SKILLS

  • Must be a team player
  • Command over infotech
  • Good managerial skills
  • Ability to analyse readers’ needs
  • A knack for listening
  • Knowledge of major topics
  • Good at cataloguing

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

Graduates from any stream can take a Bachelor’s degree in library science, a one-year course. The Master’s degree course in library science is also of one year. There are also diploma and certificate courses. The courses are Bachelor of library & information science (BLISc), Bachelor of library science (BLSc), Certificate course in library science, Diploma in archives & documentation, Diploma in library science (DLSc), MPhil, Masters of library & information Science (MLISc), Masters of library science (MLSc) and PhD

INSTITUTES & URLS

  • National Institute of Science Communication and Information Research (NISCAIR), New Delhi niscair.res.in
  • Indian National Scientific Documentation Centre (INSDOC), New Delhi insdoc.org
  • Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi jmi.nic.in/
  • Banaras Hindu University bhu.ac.in/banaras.html
  • Aligarh Muslim University amu.ac.in
  • Panjab University puchd.ac.in

PROS AND CONS

  • Career progression largely depends on one’s performance
  • Opportunity to meet people and develop contacts
  • Must never lose track of current events
  • The working hours may be long
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