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Skilled Human Capital Requirement in Library and Information Services: A Case Study of Central Unive

Library Herald Year : 2017, Volume : 55, Issue : 3 First page : ( 379) Last page : ( 404) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2017.00035.5

Skilled Human Capital Requirement in Library and Information Services: A Case Study of Central University Libraries in Delhi

Kumar Ajit*, Chadha RK** *Research Scholar, Department of Library and Information Science, Banasthali University, Rajasthan-304022. E-mail: ak_13@rediffmail.com **Ex- Additional Secretary, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Parliament of India, New Delhi-110001. Email: ravichad@gmail.com

Abstract It has been noticed that in the past libraries have been the “repositories of knowledge”, and even today, libraries work as the hub of knowledge and provide access to information. LIS professionals are not able to cater to a wide diversity of users and handle all existing information on given subject due to availability of information limited in nature and out of date. Also, their mandate doesn't allow them to provide information to outside users. In IT era a great challenge appears worldwide to bridge the Digital Divide between the urban & the rural, rich and the poor, the educated & uneducated, information rich & information poor in view of collecting and disseminating information resources. This paper presents the required skills for LIS Professionals in Library and Information Services specially related to Central University Libraries in Delhi.

Keywords Human Capital, LIS Professional, Skills-LIS, Central University Library, Central Reference Library, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University Library, Indira Gandhi National Open University Library, Zakir Hussain Library, Jamia Millia Islamai University Library,Kumar Ajit, Chadha RK.


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