Love reading books? Become a librarian

  • Riya Wadhwa, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2016 13:28 IST
Besides nurturing a love for reading, those wanting to become librarians should also possess communication skills. (istock)

The most important resource in a library is its librarian. Librarians continue to be surrounded by thousands of books, but much of their work today is dependent on technology. Their day-to-day work involves cataloguing books and online database besides the usual that involves issuing books to members who visit the library or emailing information required by them.

A librarian can work in information and documentation centres, school and college libraries. Their work involves cataloguing books and maintaining a database of periodicals subscribed by the library. With growth in technology, the role of a librarian has undergone a change

With the advent of technology, the role and scope of a librarian’s career has increased manifold. A librarian can work in public, national or research and technical libraries. Universities, colleges and schools also hire librarians.

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Those interested in working with books can pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree in library and information science. Certificate level courses are also available in government polytechnics.

Besides the love for books and reading, those wanting to take up library sciences as a careershould also possess communication skills as most library jobs are front facing wherein lirarians have to interact directly with the public.

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