Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Librarians (Skill Development Course)

Course Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the field of Library and Information Science.
  2. To equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work as efficient librarians.
  3. To foster a deep appreciation for the history and evolution of libraries.
  4. To develop expertise in cataloging, classification, and reference services.
  5. To introduce students to modern library management techniques, including digital libraries.
  6. To explore emerging trends and challenges in the library field.
  7. To showcase world-famous public libraries as benchmarks for best practices.

Course Overview: This 6-month part-time skill development course for librarians is designed to prepare students for a career in library and information science. The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, from historical foundations to modern digital libraries, ensuring that participants gain a holistic understanding of the field. Throughout the course, students will develop practical skills and knowledge that are essential for self-employment or pursuing a career in libraries.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  1. Lectures and Presentations: Instructors will provide in-depth lectures and presentations on various topics.
  2. Practical Workshops: Hands-on workshops on cataloging, classification, and digital library management.
  3. Case Studies: Analyzing case studies of renowned libraries to understand best practices.
  4. Group Discussions: Engaging in discussions to explore emerging issues in library systems.
  5. Guest Lectures: Inviting experts to share their experiences and insights.
  6. Field Visits: Visiting local libraries and information centers for real-world exposure.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: Completing this course will open up numerous opportunities for learners in the field of library and information science. Graduates will be well-prepared to:

  1. Secure positions as librarians in schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions.
  2. Establish and manage their own libraries or information centers.
  3. Offer consultancy services for library setup and management.
  4. Contribute to digital library initiatives.
  5. Keep pace with emerging technologies and trends in the library field, enhancing their employability.
  6. Pursue further studies and research in the domain.

Course Syllabus:

Module 1: History and Foundations

  • History of Library and Information Science
  • Foundations of Library and Information Science

Module 2: Core Library Functions

  • Cataloguing and Classification
  • Reference Services in Library
  • Library Administration
  • Management of Library and Information Centers

Module 3: Modern Library Services

  • Digital Libraries
  • Emerging Issues in Library System

Module 4: Beyond Borders

  • World Famous Public Libraries

Note: The course content can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or their location while maintaining the core competencies necessary for librarianship.

This course aims to empower Indian students with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in library and information science, whether in self-employment or traditional library roles. Graduates will be equipped to make a significant impact on the accessibility and management of information resources in India.

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