EligibilityLibrarianship is a profession, like accountancy or law, and graduates must gain a professional qualification to be recognized. Graduates of the Information Studies course automatically qualify as librarians. One can also go in for a master's degree in this field. There are number of institutes which offers diploma and certificate courses in this discipline.
The course subject generally caters to library and information systems management, classification/cataloguing systems, bibliography, documentation, preservation and conservation of manuscript, library management, research methodology, computer applications, information processing, archives management, indexing, library planning etc.
Key skills for a librarian include excellent organization and communication skills, a helpful attitude and an enquiring mind. They must have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources, and follow trends related to publishing, computers, and the media to effectively oversee the selection and organization of library materials.
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