Employability skills of a new generation of LIS professional: An Indian scenario

Akhilesh K.S. Yadav and S.N. Singh
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.