Library & Info. Sci.

About the Department

 

The Department of Library and Information Science, Sophia Girl’s College, Ajmer shall provide instructions leading to the award of Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS). This is a full time one year course consisting of two semesters.

 

Eligibility for Admission

 

Graduate in any discipline with 48 % marks.

 

Main Objectives

 

To orient the students in the basics of humanistic and professional skills and Information Knowledge Management, so that they can serve better in the society through an institution of Library and Information Centre.

 

To achieve the above objectives of the course programme, it needs to realize the following:

 

  1. To educate the students in the philosophy of librarianship, basic principles, fundamental laws, professional ethics.

 

  1. To enhance the students in the skills of information knowledge processing, organization and retrieval.

 

  1. To train the students in the management of Library and Information Centre.

 

  1. To enable the students to understand and appreciate the purposes of Library and Information Centres in the changing social, cultural, technological and economic environment.

 

  1. To train the students with basics of information and communication technology and its applications in Libraries & Information Centres.

 

Career Opportunities in Library and Information Science

 

As India is moving towards a knowledge society with proliferation of Learning and Research Institutes the demand and importance of Library and Information Science is growing rapidly. Consequently, job opportunities for Librarians are on the upswing. Librarianship as a profession provides a variety of employment opportunities. Today there are a number of career prospects in Library and Information Science. The qualified professionals are employed in various Libraries and Information Centers. Trained Library Professionals can find opportunities for employment both as Teacher and as a Librarian. The job opportunities in LIS can be depicted in the following areas:

 

  • In Schools, Colleges, Universities.
  • In Central Government Libraries.
  • In the training centers of Banks.
  • In National Museum and Archives.
  • In NGOs working in different areas.
  • In R&D Centre like ICAR, CSIR, DRDO, ICSSR, ICHR, ICMR, ICFRE, etc.
  • In Business Houses.
  • In Foreign Embassies and High Commissions.
  • In International Centers like WHO, UNESCO, UNO, World Bank etc.
  • In the libraries of Ministries and other government departments.
  • In National Level Documentation Centers.
  • In Library Networks.
  • In the newspaper libraries.
  • In News Channels.
  • In the Libraries of Radio Stations.
  • In the Databases provider firms.
  • In publishing companies for preparing Index, abstracts, bibliographies etc.
  • In various digital library projects like ‘Digital Library of India’ etc.
  • In Training Academies.

 

Future Plan

 

We plan to introduce Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) in the near future.


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