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Human Resources in the College Libraries of Karnataka state

Library Herald

Year: 2001, Volume: 39, Issue: 3

First page: (161) last page: (167)

Print ISSN: 0024-2292


Human Resources in the College Libraries of Karnataka state


P G TADASAD*, B S MAHESWARAPPA**

*Lecturer Department of PG Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106 (India)

** Professor, Department of PG Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Gulbarga University, Gulbarga 585106 (India)


Abstract

It discusses the results of a survey of human resources in 571 college libraries in Karnataka State. Full time professionals manage more than eighty-five percent of college libraries. More than forty percent of the professionals are graduates and more than one third are post-graduates in LIS. Nearly twenty five percent of the professionals have an experience of less than five years. One hundred and sixty-five professionals are paid a consolidated amount. Only three hundred and eight are paid in accordance with the existing pay scales. A greater majority of professionals who are heading the libraries are males. Two third of professional do not have membership to any of the professional bodies. Eighty of college libraries do not have professional staff. Three hundred and seventy one do not have semi-professional and one hundred and forty-one do not have supporting staff.




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