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Explore A Career In Libraries

Explore A Career In Libraries
June 18
16:25 2019

Do you want to become a librarian?

Following is everything you need to know about a career as a librarian with lots of details.

Librarians are helping individuals discover data and undertake research for private and professional use.  Based on the type of library they work in, such as public, academic, and medical libraries, their job responsibilities may change.

Duties of Libraries

Librarians usually do the following:

  • Help library patrons conduct research and find the information they need
  • Teach classes about information resources and help users evaluate search results and reference materials
  • Organize library materials so they are easy to find, and maintain collections
  • Plan programs for different audiences, such as storytelling for young children
  • Develop and index databases of library materials
  • Research new books and materials by reading book reviews, publishers’ announcements, and catalogs
  • Choose new books, audio books, videos, and other materials for the library
  • Research and buy new computers and other equipment as needed for the library
  • Train and direct library technicians, assistants, other support staff, and volunteers
  • Prepare library budgets

Librarians are often accountable for many or all elements of library activities in small libraries. They can handle a employees of library assistants and engineers. They generally concentrate on one aspect of library job in bigger libraries, including user services, technical services, or administrative services.


  • Students must have passed 10 + 2-level schooling to pursue diploma and certificate courses.
  • For Bachelor courses such as B.Lib. (Bachelor’s degree in Library Science) & BLI Sc (Bachelor’s degree in Library Information Science), applicants should graduate from any recognized college.
  • Students must have passed a degree in Library Science or associated field for admission to master classes.
  • Students should hold a master’s degree in Library and Information Science for M.Phill and Ph. D courses.

Some of the courses which help you to start a career in this field are listed below:

Certificate & Diploma Courses:

Certificate in Library Science

  • Duration: 6 months to 1 year
  • Fees: appox ‎Rs1,000/- to Rs 40,000/-

Certificate in Library and Information Science

  • Duration: 6 months to 1 year
  • Fees: appox Rs 12,000/- to Rs 40,000/-

Diploma in Library and Information Science

  • Duration: 1 year to 3 year
  • Fees: appox Rs.20,000/- and Rs.90,000/-

Post Graduate Diploma in Library Automation and Networking

  • Duration: 1 year to 4 year
  • Fees: appox Rs 20,000/-
Bachelor Courses:

Bachelor in Library Science (B.Lib.)

  • Duration: 1year
  • Fees: appox Rs 10,000/- to Rs 35,000/-

Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLI Sc.)

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Fees: appox Rs 45,000/-
Master Courses:

Master in Library Science

  • Duration:1 year
  • Fees: appox Rs1,000/-to Rs 5,00,000/-

Master in Library and Information Science

  • Duration: 1 year
  • Fees: appox Rs2,000/- to Rs 5,00,000/-
Doctoral Courses:

PhD in Library and Information Science

  • Duration: 3 year
  • Fees: appox Rs 3,000/- to Rs 25,000/-

M.Phill in Library and Information Science

  • Duration: 2 year
  • Fees: appox Rs 9,000/- to Rs 20,000/-

Skills required for Librarian

  • Desire to meet and serve the library’s user community
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new or revised systems, procedures, and work flow
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment
  • Knowledge of computers, the internet and commercially available library software
  • Knowledge of a foreign language for communities with non-English speaking populations
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, interpret policies, and supervise staff
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers, other community agencies and the public
  • Knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of library service
  • Ability to organize job duties and work independently
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library materials and resources
  • Creativity to develop and implement library programs and services
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
  • Positive attitude toward library users with special needs
  • Accuracy and skill in typing

Job opportunity you will find after getting degree

  • Librarian
  • Library assistants
  • Information Assistant
  • Library Attendants
  • Deputy Librarian
  • Senior Information Analyst


Librarian receives a good salary package in both government and private industries. In India, librarian salary ranges from Rs 2lakh to 4lakh per annum. Salaries differ depending on the region of work, the experience of education and many other factors.

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