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NVS Librarian Exam Syllabus 2020-2021



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  Syllabus for Librarian Exam 2020-2021


Part 1: Foundation of Library & Information Science



Unit.1. Library as a Social Institution

  • -  Social & Historical foundations of Library.
  • -  Different types of libraries- Academic, Public, Special –their distinguishing features and functions.
  • -  Role of U.G.C. for development of Academic libraries.
  • -  Role in Library of formal and informal education. Shivaji University, Kolhapur



Unit.2 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.



Unit 4. Laws relating to Libraries & Inforamion

  • -  Library legislation need and essential features.
  • -  Library legislation in India.
  • -  Maharashtra Public Library Act.
  • -  Press and registration act & Delivery of Books act (Public Library).
  • -  Copyright act, Intellectual Property rights.




Unit.5 Library and information Profession

  • -  Attribution of profession.
  • -  Librarianship as a profession.
  • -  Professional ethics.
  • -  Professional associations & their role.
  • -  National & International Library Associations- FID, IFLA, LA, ILA, ALA, IASLIC etc.
  • -  Professional education & research. 


Unit.6 Promoters of Library & Information services

  • -  National level promoters- RRRLF.
  • -  International level promoters- UNESCO 



Unit 7. Public relations & Extension activities

  • -  Definition
  • -  facets and programs.
  • -  publicity & extension, Out reach activities.
  • -  Library path finders (Guides)
  • -  Factors affecting Library development, Literacy, publishing, Book Trade.



Part II : Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval



Unit. 1. Universe of Knowledge

  • -  Structure and attributes.
  • -  Modes of formation of subjects.
  • -  Different types of subjects.
  • -  Universe of subjects as mapped in different schemes of classification.



Unit. 2 Bibliographic description

  • -  Catalogue purpose, Structure and types physical forms including 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.




Unit. 3. Methods of Knowledge Organization

  • -  General theory of Library Classification.
  • -  Normative principles of classification and their application.
  • -  Species of Library Classification.
  • -  Standard Schemes of Classifications and their features, CC, DDC, UDC.
  • -  Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics
  • -  Design and development of schemes of Library Classification, Standard sub-division Index.
  • -  Trends in Library Classification.



Unit.4. Subject Classification

  • -  Principles of Subject Classification.
  • -  Subject heading lists and their feature.



Part III: Information Technology: Basic



Unit.1 Information Technology

  • -  Definition, Need, Scope and Objectives.

 



Unit. 2 Computer Basic

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



Unit.3 Computer Architecture-Organization of Computer

  • -  Input and Output devices- Keyboard, Scanner, OCR, Printers, Monitor



Unit. 4. Software.

  • - Operating systems: Single & Multi User Systems, Basic features of MS-DOS, MS Windows, Linux, UNIX, Windows NT etc.
  • -  Programming Languages: Concepts and Tools
  • -  Algorithm & Flowcharting.



Unit. 5 MS-Office package 




Unit. 6 DBMS Package

  • -  Familiarity with DBASE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, SOUL, MS Access (Basic features)



Unit 7. Computer application to library & Information work

  • -  House keeping operations



Unit 8. Communication Technology

  • -  Communication Technology Basic Concepts
  • -  Networking: Basic Concepts.
  • -  Internet



Part IV: Management of Libraries & Information Centres/Institutions



Unit.1 Management

  • -  Concepts, definition and scope.
  • -  Management styles and approaches.
  • -  Management schools of thought.
  • -  Functions and principles of Scientific Management.



Unit.2 Human Resource Management

  • -  Organizational structure.
  • -  Delegation, Communication and Participation.
  • -  Job Description and Analysis, Job evaluation.
  • -  Inter-personal relation.
  • -  Recruitment procedures.
  • -  Motivation, group Dynamics.
  • -  Training and Development.
  • -  Disciplines and Grievances.
  • -  Performance Appraisal.



Unit.3. Financial Management

  • -  Resources Mobilization
  • -  Budgeting Techniques and Methods PPBS, Zero Based Budgeting etc.
  • -  Budgetary Control.
  • -  Cost effectiveness and Cost Benefit analysis.
  • -  Outsourcing.



Unit. 4 Reporting

  • -  Types of reports, Annual report-compilation, Contents and style.
  • -  Library Statistics etc.



Unit 5 System Analysis and Design

  • -  Library as a system
  • -  Project Management PERT/COM
  • -  Decision Tables.
  • -  Performance evaluation standards, MIS.
  • -  Performance Measurement, reengineering, Time and Motion Study 
  • -  SWOT ( Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat)
  • -  DFD (Data Flow Diagram)



Unit 6. Total Quality Management (TQM)

  • -  Definition, Concept, Element
  • -  Quality Audit, LIS related standards.
  • -  Technology Management.



Unit. 7 Library House Keeping Operations.

  • -  Different sections of Library & Information Center and their functions.
  • -  Collection Development and Management Policies Procedures.
  • -  Book Ordering (Acquisition)
  • -  Technical Processing.
  • -  Serials Control, Circulation Control, Maintenance etc.
  • -  Stock Verification- Policies and Procedures.
  • -  Evaluation and Weeding.
  • -  Archiving-conservation-Preservation.
  • -  Restoration including Print, Non-Print and Electronic Materials.



Unit.8 Planning

  • -  Concept, Definition, Need and Purpose, Types.
  • -  Policies and Procedures, MBO
  • -  Building and Space management in Libraries and Information Centers.
  • -  Library Building, Interior & Exterior, Furniture, Equipment’s, Standards & Types.
  • -  Risk Management, Contingency Management.
  • -  Planning of related Infrastructure, Library Standards.



 

Unit 9. Management of change.

  • -  Concept of change.
  • -  Changes in Procedures, Methods, Tools and Techniques.
  • -  Problems of Incorporating Change.
  • -  Techniques of Managing Change.



Part V: Information Sources & Services



Unit 1. Reference and information sources.

  • -  Documentary Sources of 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 Sources Categories, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Information Sources.(Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Periodical, Thesis, Books, Year book, Patents, Trade literature, standards, Monographs, Reference Books, Year Books, Almanac, Atlas, Abstracting & Indexing periodicals, Bibliographies, Handbooks etc.)
  • -  Internet as a Source of Information.


 

Unit.2. Reference Service.

  • -  Concept, Definition, Need, Scope and trends.
  • -  Reference Interview and Search Techniques.

 



Unit 3. Information Services and Products

  • -  Information services and Products.
  • -  Information services concepts, Definition, Need and trends.
  • -  Need, Techniques and Evaluation of Alerting services (CAS&SDI)
  • -  Bibliographic, Referral, Document Delivery and Translation Services.

 



Unit.4. Information System and their Services.

  • - Study of National, International and Commercial Information Systems and Services- Background, their Services and Products.

 


Part VI: Library Users



Unit 1. Techniques of Library and Information Centres Survey.

  • -  Proforma method.
  • -  Interview method.
  • -  Records analysis method.

 



Unit.2. Information users and their information Needs

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

 



Unit.3 User Education

  • -  Goals and Objectives level, Techniques and Methods, Evaluation of Users Education Programmes.

 



Unit. 4. User Studies.

  • -  Methods and techniques of User studies.
  • -  Evaluation of User studies. Unit 5. User Orientation Programmes:
  • - Conventional and modern Techniques: Study tour, Newsletters, Handbooks, Leaflets, Powerpoint Presentation, Websites etc.



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