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News Librarian

Aliases: News Library In-Charge

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


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a News Librarian is expected to perform include:

  • Managing information resource library that stores files on tape, microfilm or in computers for use by news and editorial staff in publishing establishments
  • Directing activities of workers engaged in clipping, classifying, cataloguing, indexing, storing, editing and retrieving library information or performing these activities as needed
  • Researching, retrieving and disseminating information in resource library or commercial databases in response to requests from news or editorial staff
  • Maintaining records and statistics on use of databases and information services provided
  • Managing in-house database of news information, assigning classification terms to news articles into database and research news information in in-house database
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not 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
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • 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.L.I.Sc.

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in managing information resources in a library
  • Basic knowledge of computers and database
  • Skilled in storing news and information resources according to category
  • Knowledge of all the newspapers, magazines, journals, etc. available in the area
  • Skilled in maintaining up-to-date resources in the library
  • Ability to classify news and other information for ease of reading
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Observational skills
  • Reliable
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing Bachelor's in library science 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 

https://targetstudy.com/degree/bachelor-of-library-science/

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Assistant Librarian → Deputy Librarian → News Librarian → Chief Librarian

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 16,000 to Rs 30,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 3
  • Public and private libraries
  • Newspapers, magazines and journal publishing houses
KEYWORDS 
  • News Librarian
  • News Library In-Charge
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152622.0500News Librarian
ISCO 20082622 Librarians and Related Information Professionals
NIC 200891010Library and archives activities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 2
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3https://targetstudy.com/professions/librarian.html
4http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-2.pdf
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