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Are You Bachelor in Library Science? Know Government Jobs Options for You

Oct 10, 2017 11:07 IST
Job Options for Bachelor in Library Science
Job Options for Bachelor in Library Science

There are many employment opportunities Library Science. Today, Library and Information Science offers many career opportunities. Qualified professionals in Library Science have many job opportunities in libraries and information centers. Trained Library professionals get employment opportunities as Teacher and Librarian. In fact you can opt Library Science as your subject as per your interest and academic background.  If you are Bachelor in Library Science then following could be government jobs opportunities for you-

Government Jobs Options for Library Science Graduates

  • Library Attendant
  • Library Assistant
  • Semi-Professional Assistant
  • Junior Librarian/Professional Assistant
  • Assistant Librarian
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Librarian/Chief Librarian
  • Application Specialist
  • Consultant/Reference Librarian
  • Record Manager
  • Director/Head Information Center
  • Senior Library Information Assistant
  • Law Librarian
  • Indexer
  • Archivist

Now, we will tell you where you can get government jobs if you opt for Library Science at degree levels-

  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Central Government Libraries
  • Training Centers of Banks
  • National Museum and Archives
  • Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)  in different areas
  • Research and Development Centers - ICAR, CSIR, DRDO, ICSSR, ICHR, ICMR, ICFRE, etc.
  • Corporate Houses
  • Foreign Embassies and High Commissions
  • International Organisations like World Health Organisation, UNESCO, United Nations, World Bank, etc.
  • Libraries in Ministries and other Government Departments
  • National Level Documentation Centers
  • Library Networks
  • Libraries of Newspapers
  • Database Providing Firms
  • Publication companies like Indexing, Summary, Epic Listing etc.
  • Different Digital Library Projects like Digital Library of India, etc.
  • Training Academies

Role of Library Science is widely accepted in depth knowledge and dissemination of information. In today’s context, libraries are meant to plat dual roles – hub for knowledge and information and a gateway for national and international knowledge base. Importance of Library Science in the core objectives of National Knowledge Commission are followings–

  • Institutional Structure of Libraries
  • Networking
  • Education, Training and Research
  • Modernisation of Libraries and Computerisation
  • Maintenance of Private and Personal Reserves
  • Necessities of employees in changing requirements

In addition to these, the Commission has recommended to strengthen the network of libraries in India in view of the formation of National Library Commission. Department of Sanskrit (DoC) has proposed the establishment of a National Mission Library (NML) as its central plan.  NML will cover libraries under DoC in which following activities will be integrated - National Population of Libraries, Networking of Libraries under DoC and Modernisation and Establishments of Knowledge hubs and digital libraries. Recently, 7000 libraries with internet connectivity have been proposed to establish under National Mission.

Needless to say, not just in present but in future as well library science is expanding where huge number of employees will be required.  So, job opportunities in library science is bound to increase in near future.

Salary in Library and Information Science

Salary in Library and Information Science depends upon the organizations. Many colleges and universities hire employees on UGC scale. Large organizations of the Central Government like, ISIR, DRDO, ICAR, ICAR Units, hire library professional on the scale same as for scientists.

Course in Library Science

  • Certificate Course in Library and Information Science – Eligibility 10+2
  • Diploma Course in Library and Information Science – Eligibility 10+2
  • Bachelor’s Course in Library and Information Science – Eligibility 10+2
  • Master’s Course in Library and Information Science – Eligibility Bachelor’s Course in Library and Information Science (B.L.I.Sc. or B.L.B.)
  • M. Phil. in Library and Information Science – M.L.I.Sc. or M.L.B.

Universities Offering Course in Library and Information Science

There are 80 universities across the countries that offer courses in Library and Information Science. Some of them offer this course in distance education mode. Two Sanskrit Universities, i.e. KS Darbhanga Sanskrit University (Bihar) and Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi also offer Library and Information Science course but in Sanskrit Language. Library and Information Science courses are available at following universities-

  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi
  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Allahabad University
  • Annamalai University, Annamlai Nagar
  • Avdesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
  • Devi Ahilya University, Indore
  • Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra
  • Dr. Harisingh Gaur University, Sagar
  • Gulbarga University, Gulbarga
  • Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur
  • Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
  • HNB Garhwal University Srinagar - Garhwal
  • Jadavpur University, Calcutta
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Jiwaji University, Gwalior
  • Karnatak University, Dharwad
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
  • Nagpur University, Nagpur
  • North East Hill University, Shillong
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur
  • Punjab University Chandigarh
  • Patna University, Patna
  • Punjab University Patiala
  • Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur
  • Sambalpur University, Sambalpur
  • SNDT Women's University, Mumbai
  • Delhi University, Delhi
  • University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Jammu University, Jammu (Tawi)
  • Kashmir University, Srinagar
  • Lucknow University, Lucknow
  • Madras, Chennai University
  • University of Mysore, Mysore
  • Pune University, Pune
  • Rajasthan University, Jaipur
  • Vikram University, Ujjain
  • UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad (Distance Education)
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (Distance Education)

So, if you are aspiring for Government Jobs options in Library Science sector, we have listed down for you the jobs opportunities, eligible courses and offering institutions. If you are already a bachelor in Library and Information Science then you can apply for the government jobs options directly.

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