Academic libraries cater to students and staff of universities, colleges, schools and polytechnics, and are often open for use by other academicians or research scholars. This is the largest area of recruitment for those trained in library science. Moreover, librarians in academic libraries are, in financial terms, on par with teachers.
Nature of Work:
The bulk of job opportunities for the library professionals exist in the following areas: Schools, colleges and universities. Specialised research institutions. Research and development department of industrial organizations. Documentation and information centres. Government offices. Public Libraries. Libraries managed by noted NGOs.
For obtaining a bachelor\’s degree in Library Science one must have successfully completed his intermediate/10+2 or matric. This depends upon the rules and regulations laid down by various institutions. For a master\’s degree in Library Science one must have successfully obtained a bachelor\’s degree in library science. Excellent knowledge of English, Hindi and/or other local languages are highly desirable. The more an individual knows, the better it is for him because it will enable him to source a larger number of books, besides collecting translated works of famous people and getting them evaluated in a suitable manner.