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Internship Programme in Library and Information Science: An Untapped Resource for Library Profession

Library Herald Year : 2014, Volume : 53, Issue : 2 First page : ( 191) Last page : ( 199) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2015.00023.8

Internship Programme in Library and Information Science: An Untapped Resource for Library Profession in India

Gupta Anuradha Ex. General Secretary, I L A, Ex. Librarian, VNC (D.U.), 160, Mall Apartments, Mall Road, Delhi-110054. Email: anugupta160@yahoo.com, Mob: 9818127241

Abstract Describes internship, its objective need and advantages. Advocates harnessing this resource area for the benefit of withering library profession. Stresses the need for standard curriculum content and definite period of training, provision for remuneration or stipend and award of certificate. Internship programme may lead to better availability of well equipped and trained library professionals and will increase the output of institution, with marginal expenditure. Describes the current scenario in the field, includes case study of Vivekananda College. (D.U.)

Keywords Internship, LIS Training, Experience, Library Profession, Library Services, Efficiency, Library professional,Gupta Anuradha.

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