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Librarian

Aliases: Library In-Charge

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Librarian is expected to perform include:

  • Organizing and maintaining systematic collection of books, periodicals and other printed matter in library 
  • Issuing books and materials to the readers
  • Selecting publications to be purchased and receiving priced or complimentary copies of books, periodicals and other publications from authors or publishers
  • Supervising classification, indexing, cataloguing, shelving of books and other publications and maintaining records of stock and issues
  • Guiding readers in selecting books or finding information required by them
  • Examining books periodically for damage, if any, and deciding which books are to be repaired or re-bound
  • Imparting information from library sources on subjects of general or special interest to individuals or groups
  • Liaising with other libraries and library associations
  • Writing abstracts and summaries of important articles from incoming periodicals
  • Determining library policy
  • Supervising organization and administration of academic, public and research libraries​
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is mostly a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Libraries usually work for 6/7 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from library to library
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, B.Lib./M.Lib.

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of all the books, journals and magazines in the library
  • Skilled in keeping record of books and other reading material
  • Ability to inspect the library in order to check any missing or torn books
  • Ability to maintain the decorum of the library 
  • Skilled in shelving the books according to their genres or categories
  • Ability to stay up-to-date with the new books in the market and contacting the dealers to get the same for the library
  • Skilled in assessing the conditions of the books and repairing the ones that are worn out
  • Proficient in library management
  • Basic knowledge of computer programmes to help library management
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Observational skills
  • Ability to adapt in any environment
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing B.Lib. degree across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://dlis.du.ac.in/Downlaod/BLISc%20I.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Assistant Librarian → Deputy Librarian → Librarian → Chief Librarian

The progression is indicative​

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 2-7 years of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Public and private libraries
  • Government and private schools
  • Government and private colleges/universities
KEYWORDS 
  • Librarian
  • Library In-Charge
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152622.0100Librarian
ISCO 20082622 Librarians and Related Information Professionals
NIC 200891010Library and archives activities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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