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Home » Career Mentor » Librarian
Career Mentor Details of "Librarian"

Name of The Profession

Librarian

Who is a Librarian and what does he/she do?

A person involved in keeping and managing a library, also cares for the files and publication in a library is called a librarian.

A librarian works in a college or public library, library within a business or company, elementary or secondary school media center or at agencies like a law firm or hospital. Some librarians also work as independent entrepreneurs working as indexers, information specialists, and catalogers. They can be categorized as school, correctional, special, public independent or academic librarians. Librarians are associated with collections of books. Modern librarians also deal with information in many formats, which include magazines, newspapers, books, audio recordings, maps, video recordings, photographs and other graphic material.

Qualifications Required

Basic qualification required for librarian is a master's degree in library science (MLS) for the post of librarian in academic, public, and school libraries. Most MLS programs require a bachelor's degree, but no specific undergraduate program is required.

Where can I go and study to become a Librarian?

       India

  • Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu.
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani.
  • Jadavpur University, West Bengal.

       UK

  • University of Illinois
  • University of North Carolina
  • Syracuse University

       USA

  • University of Phoenix
  • Ashford University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Virginia College
  • Everest College

Where can I work as a Librarian?

  • Government and private schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Public libraries
  • Library within business or company.

Potential earning capacity per annum:

The salary package of the librarian could be somewhere between rs symbol 1.8 Lac to rs symbol 3 Lac p.a. (Approx).
 
 
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