Library And Information Science (LIS)..... As A Career Choice
Libraries have a recognized social function . . . serve as local centers of information, learning and gateways to national and global knowledge". (NKC)
Libraries are now universally recognized as important social institutions. No community is considered complete without a library. The gradual spread of the concept of the democracy, the extension of education, the intensification of research activities, and the rapid increase in production of recorded knowledge have led to the expansion of libraries and the development of their services. A public library is an important element in the life of a community, an academic library is an essential part of an educational institution, university, college or school; a business or special library is indispensable in government departments and large business and industrial organizations. To manage these libraries and information centers, personnel are required with good academic and professional qualifications.
Librarianship is a growing field, which has by now attained the status of a separate discipline in the universe of knowledge. It presents challenges and interesting situations to library personnel. Library work is primarily a social service, and therefore, needs young men and women with a sense of dedication, commitment and a spirit of service.
Indeed, librarianship as a profession provides a variety of employment opportunities. In fact, it is possible to choose the kind of library to suit one’s interest and background. Persons with a superior record and high qualifications can achieve higher positions with handsome remuneration.