23-SEP-2018: AMU Assistant Prof presents paper on 'Employability and Job Opportunities in Library and Information Science: A Study' in New Delhi
Aligarh, September 23: What you will be doing in life is governed by the choices you make and no doubt it is an evaluative task based on interests and skills. To throw light on various careers in library and information sciences such as competitive intelligence analyst, electronic resource librarian, information officer and knowledge management specialist; Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Assistant Professor from the Department of Library and Information Science, Dr Muzamil Mushtaq presented a paper on 'Employability and Job Opportunities in Library and Information Science: A Study' at the IASLIC-IGNOU Convention Centre Conference in New Delhi.
He said that the success of any educational program is measured on the basis of the availability of employment opportunities and career advancements.
"Library and information sciences courses started as training programmes in India and later transformed into vocational courses and subjects to finally become fields of study and disciplines," said Dr Mushtaq.
Library science courses are now interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary ideas of knowledge with the ICT tools and technologies that can endure challenges of the future digital technologies; he said adding that there is a lot more to come in the field.
Quoting a study on job postings in editions of Employment News, Dr Mushtaq delineated prospects available in library sciences. He discussed the aberrations of the requisite qualifications and the skills imparted in library science schools.
Academicians, researchers and librarians from all over the country attended the conference.
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