Indian Journal of Information Sources and Services (IJISS)
Proficiency Building of Non-Academic Libraries in the Context of Present LIS Education in India: A StudyAuthor : Falguni Pal and Sudip Ranjan Hatua
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 128-131
The study reveals that non-academic libraries are gradually becoming more important with specialized needs of the users. It also makes a call for library professionals to nurture the skillful activities with concern and commitments. However innovative ventures of professionalism could be effective to satisfy greater demands in a better way. Unfortunately professional courses don’t have any reflection in their curricula to cope with the services of non-academic libraries. LIS schools are not that much aware of designing of their syllabi at per with the demand of non-academic libraries. Enough scope is there to introduce specialized courses for multi-modal service generation via corporate librarianship, digital scholarship, technical writings, and cooperative information delivery – thus make the relevance of the study. An attempt has been made to evaluate the present scenario of non-academic libraries and to understand the professional requirements; so as to build-up the proficiency (competency, skill, expertise) in this sector by revitalizing the LIS courses in an Indian context.
Proficiency Building, Non-Academic Libraries, LIS Education, Formal Education, Informal Education
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