What can I do after Library and Information Sciences?

What can I do after Library and Information Sciences?

A Library is an assemblage of sources of information and resources made available for reference or usage. With the modern day resources, let's explore what all career possibilities are available for graduates in Library Sciences.


Career possibilities in Library Sciences
Career possibilities in Librarianship

Career possibilities in Library Sciences have a profound outlook these days. The involvement of technology in Library Sciences has made the field a wide-ranging métier. Libraries have evolved and so have the services that are provided. Let’s check what are the career possibilities after graduation in Library Sciences.

What are Library Sciences?

Library science is the vocation which deals in the organisation, maintenance, and storage of books in a library. Graduation in Library Science makes you eligible to look after a library and assist people in locating information.

If you are fond of sorting books, maintaining records and doing plenty of reading, Librarianship is highly suitable for you!

Librarianship: Scope of work and possibilities

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The wide-ranging scope of Librarianship

Other than satiating your desire to stack those bundles of endless knowledge(talk about OCD), librarianship involves extensive reading, analysing of the information and perusing through content. Cataloguing, indexing, classification, storing documents, and retrieving the required information is also required.

As the number of institutes providing the opportunities for learning and research based studies is increasing, the importance of libraries is escalating. This leads to the dictum that library sciences are one of the lucrative and exciting career possibilities for graduates.

Eligibility and Career Possibilities

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Librarianship and its wide-ranging career possibilities
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After class 12 exams, anyone can take up a course in Library Science. Graduates from any domain can go for Bachelors degree in library science which enrols students for two semesters.

With B.LISc. and M.LISc. degrees, graduates are eligible to become second and third-grade librarians or university library assistants. Post-Graduates with an M.LISc. or Ph.D. and with a good score in Junior Research Fellowship-National Eligibility Test (JRF-NET) can become lecturers in colleges and university departments.

The position of Grade I librarian in a university department requires M.LISc. and UGC- NET. Scientific institutes appoint M.LISc. degree holders as scientific assistants/ officers.

Posts and designations offered

  1. Library Attendant
  2. Library Assistant
  3. Semi-Professional Assistant
  4. Junior Librarian/Professional Assistant
  5. Assistant Librarian
  6. Deputy Librarian
  7. Librarian/Chief Librarian
  8. Researcher/Scientists/Application Specialist
  9. Consultant/Reference Librarian
  10. Cataloguer/Technical Assistant/Records Manager
  11. Director/Head Of Information Centre
  12. Senior Information Analyst
  13. Junior Information Analyst
  14. Senior Library Information Assistant
  15. Law Librarian
  16. Indexer
  17. Information architect
  18. Archivist

A modern day library consists of periodicals, microfilms, videos, cassettes slides and most importantly thousands of books.

So, if you love organising things and promulgating knowledge, your career has lots of scopes! Let us know your views in the comment section.