A librarian is a person who works professionally in a library. In the early days, a librarian is associated with a collection of books, but the modern librarian may deal with the provision and maintenance of information in different formats, including: books, newspapers, magazines, audio & video recording, maps, manuscripts, photographs and other graphical material.
Job and responsibilities of librarian:
Specific duties vary depending on the type and size of the library. Some general and day to day duties of a librarian include:
To become a librarian one must have the following skills:
- Organize and manage books, magazines, newspapers, journals and other data resources
- Help people in finding the resource they need within the library
- Training to assistant librarians
- Keep track of library members
- Keep track of books and other resource issued or submitted
- Keep track of daily expenses record
- Analyzing the financial requirements
Ability to do multitasking
Knowledge of computer and related software
Good General knowledge
The minimum qualification needed is Bachelor in Library Science. Which is a one year course and eligibility for this is a bachelor degree from any discipline. Read complete detail about the course.
If you love reading and have a passion for books, then this is the best career option for you.
After completion of graduation join the One year bachelor degree program in Library science
After completion of one year program join any library as a library assistant to gain experience
The average salary of a Librarian is between Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 30,000 PM.
As the education sector is growing in India, the requirements for libraries and information centers are increasing. So the requirements of librarian also increased in the coming years.
One can get a job in the public/government library, college/school/university library, new agencies and organizations, information/documentation centers, photo/film library etc.