Library Science Definition, Jobs, Career, Scope, Subjects, Degrees & Salary

Library Science Definition, Jobs, Career, Scope, Subjects, Degrees & Salary

Library Science Introduction, Jobs,, Subjects, Degrees, Topics, Salary, Nature of Work, Required Abilities, Benefits, Career & Scope in Pakistan & Abroad

Library Science is a professional field. In this field knowledge of different fields lie information technology, management, education, statistics is used in libraries. A librarian collects, preserves, organizes, classifies and disseminates books in public and private libraries. Now a days librarians use new technologies and software too. That’s why now this subject is called library and information science.
Archival science is also a part of library science.

Library Science Definition, Jobs, Career, Scope, Subjects, Degrees & Salary

Library Science Definition, Jobs, Career, Scope, Subjects, Degrees & Salary

You will be surprised to now that Punjab University was the first university in Asia which started regular classes of ‘library science’. First ever English text book on this subject (The Punjab Library Primer) was also published by Punjab University in 1916. Even the term Library Science was also first introduced in above mentioned book). In United Sates of America first book on library sciences was published much later in 1929.

Library Science Subjects/Topics 
Collection management
Information systems & technology
Research methods
Archival science
Information literacy
Cataloging
Classification
IT
Preservation
Reference
Statistics
Management
Database management
Information architecture
Information management
Organizing Library Resources
Library Services
Functional English
History of Libraries
Literature
Education
Reporting
Public Relations
Mass Communication
Book Editing
Advertising

Nature of Job
1-He guides the students and researchers.
2-He runs the e-library portal of educational and research institutes.
3-Runs all the affairs related to library from buying books to dissemination.
4- Books binding, conservation, digital & analog reformatting, digital preservation and environmental monitoring are some other jobs of librarian.

Library Science Jobs, Career & Scope
Employment Areas
You may get job in following areas.
School libraries
Private Library
College libraries
Mobile Libraries
University libraries
Special libraries
Public libraries
National libraries
Town libraries
Archives
Reference libraries
Research Institutes
Museums
Academia
Braille Library
Media
Advertising Agencies
Public Relation Departments
E-Libraries

Job Types
Senior librarian
Assistant librarian
Classifier
Cataloger
Bibliographer
Reference librarian
Public Relation Officer
Information Assistant
Lecturer
Documentation Assistant
Mobile Librarian
Library Assistant
Reporter
E-Library In-charge
Research Assistant
Braille Librarian
Preserver in Museums and Archives

Degrees
Due to shortage of qualified librarians even Post Graduate Diploma Holders can get reasonable jobs easily. Although there are very limited public libraries in Pakistan but increasing numbers of educational institutes are producing new job opportunities for you.
BA Pass
MA
PGD
Short Diplomas and certificates
B.S. & Honors
B.L.I.S.
M.L.I.S.
MS/M.Phil
Ph.D

Salary
PGD or Bachelor degree holders are given 16th scale while Master degree holders are given 17th scale in government sector. Private sector will decide about your salary package considering your qualification and experience.

Required Abilities
Reading habit
Interest in information technology
Good communication skills
Love for books
Urge for reading new research books on LIS
Leadership and management skills
Sincerity with the profession
Urge to serve the nation by promoting book reading habit in masses specially in students
Creative writing skills
Interest in general knowledge and literature
Command over modern political, social and educational system

Advantages of Studying Library Science
Job satisfaction
Low competition in job market
Jobs in number of fields
Rapid career growth
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