KVS : Syllabus for Written Exam For Librarian Teachers

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Syllabus for Written Examination for Librarian Teachers

Part 1: Foundation of Library & Information Science.

Unit.1. Library as an 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.

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 & Information.

  • 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 (Hardware)

  • 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 Word Processors, Spread Sheet etc.

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, Handbooksetc.)

  • 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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