KVS -Syllabus for the post of -Librarian

The questions will be testing the depth of understanding and application of the concepts
at the level of Graduation.

Syllabus forthepost of -Librarian
The questions will be testing the depth of understanding and application ofthe concepts
at the level of Graduation.
I.Foundation of Library &InformationScience.

  1. Library as an Social Institution
    -Social &Historicalfoundations of Library.
  • Different types of libraries- Academic,Public, Special -their distinguishing
    features and functions.
  • Role of U.G.C. for developmentof Academic libraries.
  • Role in Library of formal and informal education.
    Shivaji University, Kolhapur
  1. Normative Principles of Lib. & Inf. Science

– Five Laws of Library Science.

Implications of five laws in Lib. & Inf. Science

  • Development of Libraries with special reference to India, Baroda

Public Library system

Library Co-operation Resource Sharing and Library Networking.

3. Laws relating to Libraries& Inforamion.

Library legislation need and essential features.

Library legislation in India.
MaharashtraPublic Library Act.

Press and registrationact & Delivery of Books act (Public Library).

Copyright act, Intellectual Property rights.

4. Library and information Profession

Attribution of profession.

Librarianship as a profession.
Professional ethics.
Professional associations &their role.
National & International Library Associations- FID, IFLA, LA,

  • Professional education & research.
  1. Promotersof Library & Information services
  • National level promoters- RRRLF.
    International level promoters- UNESCO
  1. Public relations &Extension activities
  • facets and programs.
    publicity & extension, Out reach activities.
    Library path finders (Guides)
    Factors affecting Library development,Literacy, publishing, Book Trade.
    I1. Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval.
  1. Universe of Knowledge
    Structure and attributes.
    Modes of formation of subjects.
  • Different types of subjects.
    -Universeof subjects asmapped in different schemes of

2. Bibliographic description

Catalogue purpose, Structure and types physical formsincluding
OPAC filling rules.
Normative Principles of cataloguing.
-Overview of principles and practice in document description.

  • Current trends in Standardization, description and exchange.
    Standard codes of cataloguing.
    3.Methods of Knowledge Organization
  • Generaltheory of Library Classification.
  • Normativeprinciples of classification and their application.
    -Speciesof Library Classification.
  • StandardSchemes of Classifications and theirfeatures, CC, DDC,
    Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics
  • Design and development of schemes of Library Classification,
    Standardsub-division Index.
    -Trends in Library Classification.

4. Subject Classification

Principles of Subject Classification.

Subject heading lists and their feature.
II1. InformationTechnology: Basic

1. Information Technology

Definition, Need, Scope and Objectives.
2.Computer Basic (Hardware)

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Overview of Historical Development of Computers.
    -Generationsof Computers, Classification of Computers.
    Essential Components of Computer system.

3.Computer Architecture-Organization of Computer

Input and Outputdevices- Keyboard,Scanner,OCR, Printers,

  1. Software.
    -Operatingsystems:Single & Multi User Systems,Basic features

of MS-DOS, MS Windows, Linux, UNIX, Windows NT etc.

Programming Languages:Concepts and Tools
Algorithm & Flowcharting.

  1. Word Processors, Spread Sheetetc.

6.DBMS Package

Familiarity with DBASE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS,SOUL, MS Access
7.Computer application to library &Information work –
House keeping operations

  1. Communication Technology

Communication Technology BasicConcepts

Networking: Basic Concepts.

  • Internet
    IV.Management of Libraries &InformationCentres/Institutions
  1. Management
    Concepts, definition and scope.
    Management styles and approaches.
    Management schools of thought.
    Functionsand principlesof Scientific Management.
  2. Human ResourceManagement
    -Organizational structure.
    Delegation, Communicationand Participation.
    Job Description and Analysis, Job evaluation.
    Inter-personal relation.
    Recruitment procedures.

Motivation, groupDynamics.

Training and Development.
-Disciplines and Grievances.

  • PerformanceAppraisal.
  1. Financial Management
    Resources Mobilization
    Budgeting Techniquesand Methods PPBS,Zero Based Budgeting
    Cost effectiveness and Cost Benefit analysis.

4. Reporting

Types of reports, Annual report-compilation, Contents and style.

Library Statistics etc.

  1. System Analysis and Design
    -Library asa system
    Project Management PERT/COM
    Decision Tables.
    Performanceevaluation standards, MIS.
  • PerformanceMeasurement,reengineering, Time and Motion
    SWOT ( Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat)
    DFD (Data Flow Diagram)
    6.Total Quality Management (TQM)
    Definition, Concept, Element
    -Quality Audit, LIS related standards.
  • TechnologyManagement.
  1. Library House Keeping Operations.
  • Different sections of Library & Information Center and their
    -Collection Developmentand Management Policies Procedures.
    Book Ordering (Acquisition)
  • Technical Processing.
    Serials Control, Circulation Control, Maintenanceetc.
    Stock Verification- Policies and Procedures.
    Evaluation andWeeding.
    Restoration including Print, Non-Print and Electronic Materials.
  1. Planning
  • Concept,Definition, Need and Purpose, Types.
    Policies and Procedures, MB0
    Building and Space management in Libraries and Information
    -Library Building, Interior& Exterior, Furniture, Equipment’s,
  • Risk Management, Contingency Management.
    Planning of related Infrastructure,Library Standards.
  1. Management of change.
    concept of change.
    changes in Procedures, Methods,Tools and Techniques.
    Problems of Incorporating Change.
    Techniques of Managing Change.
  2. Reference and information sources.
    Documentary Sourcesof Information, Print, Non-Print including
    Electronic: Special features, Scope, types
    Nature, Characteristic, Utility and evaluation of different types of
    Information sources: Physical formats, Authority, Content, Utility.
    Non-Documentary Information Sources.
    Reference SourcesCategories, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary
    Information Sources.(Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Periodical,
    Thesis, Books,Year book, Patents, Trade literature, standards,
    Monographs,ReferenceBooks,Year Books,Almanac,Atlas,
    Abstracting & Indexing periodicals, Bibliographies, Handbooks
    Internet asa Sourceof Information.
  3. Reference Service.
    Concept, Definition,Need, Scope and trends.
  • Reference Interview and Search Techniques.
  1. Information Services and Products
    Informationservices and Products.
    Information services concepts,Definition, Need and trends.
    Need, Techniquesand Evaluation of Alerting services (CAS
    -Bibliographic, Referral, Document Delivery and Translation
  2. Information System and their Services.
    Study of National, International and Commercial Information
    Systems and Services- Background,their Services and Products.
    VI. Library Users
  3. Techniquesof Library and Information Centres Survey.
    Interview method.
    Records analysis method.

2. Information users and their information Needs

Categories of Information users.
Information needs definition and models.
Information seeking behaviour.

  1. User Education
    Goalsand Objectives level, Techniquesand Methods,Evaluation
    of Users Education Programmes.
  2. User Studies.
    Methods and techniques of User studies.
    Evaluationof User studies.
  3. User Orientation Programmes:
    -Conventional and modern Techniques: Studytour, Newsletters,
    Handbooks,Leaflets, Powerpoint Presentation, Websitesetc

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