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
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
Information systems & technology
Organizing Library Resources
History of Libraries
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
You may get job in following areas.
Public Relation Departments
Public Relation Officer
Preserver in Museums and Archives
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.
Short Diplomas and certificates
B.S. & Honors
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.
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
Low competition in job market
Jobs in number of fields
Rapid career growth
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