LIS Professionals

Perspectives of LIS professionals on information and communication technologies (ICTs)

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K.S. Sivakumaren, V. Geetha, B.Jeyapragash and S.Gopalakrishnan
ABSTRACT: 
Examines the level of knowledge on ICT tools, resources used to develop ICT skills/knowledge, and attitudes of LIS professionals towards ICT. The data was collected from 162 library professionals working in engineering institutions in and around Chennai. It was found that majority of LIS professionals had fair knowledge expert on ICT tools; they used various resources to develop their knowledge on ICT. States that the LIS professionals have positive attitude on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
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Employability skills of a new generation of LIS professional: An Indian scenario

Author: 
Akhilesh K.S. Yadav and S.N. Singh
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Describes details of the research design, data collection methods, sampling procedures, scope and coverage, population and data analysis involved in this questionnaire based survey research study regarding required employability skills to gain employment in LIS profession. There were two groups to be considered when analysing the employability skills through survey method. One is LIS alumni/recent graduate library and information science professionals who just obtained his/her degree and got employment in public and private organisation; and research scholar who wish to work in libraries. The alumni of nine LIS departments were selected for this study and now these all alumni are working at the different universities, institutions, academic colleges, corporate and government organisations. Study includes senior and expert library and information science professionals as a group, who do perform a daily library work, such as teaching, managing, classification, cataloguing, reference service, editing and interviewing candidates for the purpose of recruiting LIS professionals.
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