Library Science


Library Science

 

M.Lib

Library Science is an interdisciplinary area that covers the learning of the standards and performances of Library Administration. It is also called Library and Information science. M.Lib.Sc is a Post Graduate Degree that is offered for a program in the area of Library Science. Indian Library Association is a leading union committed to the source of Library Movement and Development. It is also responsible for certification of institutions imparting Library Science education.

It also covers promotion of Library Science Education and the development in the training of Librarians in the country. M.Lib.Sc covers materials like library networking, on-line and digital library services, library science research etc. it is a two-year program. For distance education program, the duration varies from 1 year. This will depend upon various institutes.


Eligibility Criteria for M.Lib.Sc

The eligibility for applying the course is a pass in graduation in Library & Information Science / Library Science / Information Science or equivalent from a reputed college.

There are certain institutes, which carry out entrance tests for selecting the applicants for the program. There are certain distance-learning institutes which allow bachelor's degree in Commerce, Science, Computer Applications, Arts and Business Administration. There are different Library Science Schools, which offer Library Science Degree courses at the post-graduation level.


Advantages or Benefits of Master of Library Science Degree

  • M.Lib.Sc prepares candidates to take up the information challenges of the coming years.
  • One can study an advanced degree like M.Phil or a Ph.D program after finishing M.Lib.Sc.
  • With a master's degree in Library Science, the aspirant can get jobs in Libraries or take up a research-based profession in the Information Industry.

What to do after M.Lib.Sc?

After the M.Lib.Sc program, you can go either for a job or for higher studies. You can work in libraries of various institutes. The aspirants can work as catalogers, curators, librarians, and abstractors. In the academic field, opportunities are increasing. The aspirants can go for M.Phil or Ph.D courses after the completion of the Master of Library Science course.


Job and Career options for M.Lib.Sc

There are many technologies coming in the field of reading material. Some of them are electronic media and digital documents. Now a day we are getting information faster. This area is improving to a greater extend. The chances are also increasing. The aspirants can work in foreign embassies, public and photo libraries. Some posts available for these aspirants are information analyst, professor and information center director.


Job Types  Director / Head of Information Centre, Information Architecture, Information Broker, Junior Information Analyst, Librarian, Metadata Architecture, Professor, Researchers, Senior Information Analyst, Technical Assistant

Employment Areas   Companies and Organizations with large Information handling requirements, Foreign Embassies Information Centers / Documentation Centers, Museums and Galleries with Reading Rooms and Research Facilities, News Agencies and Organizations, Photo/ Film Libraries Private Organizations and Special Libraries, Public / Government Libraries, Universities and other Academic Institutions

Remuneration after M.Lib.Sc   Most of the librarians are working in private and public academic institutions The M.Lib.Sc holders can get jobs in educational institutions, research firms, etc. The candidates who are getting chances in Libraries of recognized institutes can earn an income of Rs.20000 to Rs.45000 per month. The salary range will increase once they get a few years of experience from a well-known institute. The aspirants who are working in public health research and Information Technology services can obtain more remuneration. As it is a post-graduation, aspirants can turn into teaching also. Those who are working in junior colleges generally get less pay than the aspirants are working in the universities.

B.Lib.Sc.

Bachelor of Library Science (B.Lib.Sc) is a professional postgraduate degree program. The B.Lib.Sc degree is provided after the completion of a one-year course. The program includes the standards and performances of Library Science. It also covers Library Administration with present technologies. B.Lib.Sc covers cataloguing and classification, database management, reference, etc. There are some other topics like information architecture, research methods, collection management, statistics and IT. Bachelor of Library Science program encompasses disciplines like IT, management, academics and other fields to upkeep libraries. Bachelor of Library Science is a learning of the collection, association, distribution of information sources, etc.

Advantages or Benefits of Degree Bachelor of Library Science

  • Bachelor of Library Science degree serves as a foundation for advanced studies. Some of the higher education courses are like M.Lib.Sc Ph.D and M.Phil degree in Library Science. Once the aspirants finish the program, they may try for the post of lecturer in any institute/ university
  • Many job chances are available for B.Lib.Sc holders. Some of the areas are like Metadata Management, Computer, Data, Information Architecture, Preservation Administration, Archiving, etc. In addition, employments are available in Indexing, Cataloguing, Conservation, Research Metadata Architecture and IT.

Eligibility: Reputed colleges require at least 500/0 marks in graduation for getting admission. The qualification required for doing B.Lib.Sc program is a bachelor's degree with any specialization. Some of the colleges are preferring candidates with a science background.


Job and Career options for B.Lib.Sc There are many chances for students after finishing their Bachelor of Library Science degree. Many reputed institutes and universities are looking for qualified librarians. If the B.Lib.Sc holders are interested in a teaching profession, they can appear for the NET exam. If the aspirant is good in Management Information System they can get jobs in KPOs that are related to data analysis and classification.


Job Types  Abstractor, Archivist, Cataloguer, Consultant, Curator, Deputy Librarian, Director / Head of Information Centre Electronic Resources Librarian, Indexer, Information Architect, Information Assistant, Information Broker, Integrated Library System Application Specialist, Junior Librarian /, Assistant Librarian, Junior Librarian / Professional Assistant, Junior Information Analyst, Lecturer, Library Assistant, Library Attendant, Legal Research / Law Librarian, Librarian, Metadata Librarian, Records Manager, Researcher, Research Instruction Librarian, Research Reference Librarian, Senior Information Analyst, Teacher Librarian, Employment Areas, Companies and Organizations with large Information handling requirements, Foreign Embassies, Information Centers / Documentation Centers, Museums and Galleries with Reading Rooms and Research Facilities, News Agencies and Organizations, Photo / Film Libraries, Private Organizations and Special Libraries, Public / Government Libraries, Schools and Colleges, Universities and other Academic Institutions

Remuneration after B.Lib.Sc The B.Lib.Sc holders can get jobs in academic institutions, research fields, etc. Librarians who are working in recognized colleges or universities can earn a salary of Rs.15000 to Rs.20,000 per month. The candidates who are working in public health research and Information Technology services can expect more salaries. The salary range will increase once they get a few years of experience from a well-known institute.