Top 3 Library Courses After 12th and Graduation

Profession as Librarian

If a student is prepared and like working with people and is passionate about the power of knowledge,

and information then these library courses are best for them.

A librarian is a person qualified in library science and responsible for running library services in public libraries, colleges and schools.

In present days, librarians are no longer involved in maintaining bookshelves only.

Today a person who is a librarian is also titled as ”Information Manager”. The rise of technology in libraries has had an important influence on the roles of the librarian.

They keep a record of recently advanced features, databases, etc. The competition among scholars is rising for many competitive exams.

Scholars explore books and study matter for study from several sources so, the library is the very first source that appears in the student’s mind. 

You should also understand electronics devices used as a knowledge source.

Top 3 Library Courses and Qualification

Here I am mentioning you top 3 library courses you can do after your 12th and graduation.

Diploma in library and information science-

  • Diploma in Library and Information Science(DLIS) is a one-year undergraduate curriculum.
  • The student, in this course, learns to record, organize and store books and reports.
  • The eligibility to take this course is getting at least 50% marks in 10+2 board, or similar level exams from any perceived board or Institute
  • The examination pattern of this diploma is that there will be a semester exam at the end of the year.
  • The students can serve as a librarian, photo librarian, librarian colleague, human science and information librarian in the civil sector, health science librarian in colleges etc.

Doing this diploma after your 12th, you can get job positions like a librarian, library specialist, Web Services Librarian, Information Executive, Printing and Documentation manager, Data interpreter.

Applicants should not have any backlogs; before starting the diploma course, they should clear all subjects. The admission test is a compulsory examination for any student who wants to implement the course.

In the entrance test, applicants should get minimum marks.

Bachelor of Library Sciences (B.Lib.Sc.)

It is a one-year undergraduate qualification programme, for scholars fascinated by continuing their careers in library science.

It deals with the knowledge of management and support of different resources of the library.

Students who try this course get to study more about the administration of books and the needs of clients about referring different books on different topics.

If a student wants to pursue this course then they must have a bachelor’s degree, from any institute or university.

They have to score at least 50 per cent marks in aggregate in B.A/B.Sc or its equivalent exam, from any institute or college.

They have to score 45 per cent marks in B.A/ B.Sc/ B.Com with at least 50 per cent marks in M.A/ M.Sc/ M.Com from any institute or university.

Master’s in Library Science (M.Lib.Sc)

Master of Library Science is a postgraduate level qualification course in library sciences.

The course is offered as a part-time (distance education) programme at several universities and institutes in India.

The course works as a support for applicants who wish to build their careers in the field of study or teaching.

However, the course also allows productive employment possibilities to applicants who want to pursue jobs.

Admissions to MLibSc studies are done largely on the source of entrance exams,

administered at the university level. Still, some organizations also give immediate admission to applicants,

based on merit prepared through applicants marks scored in the qualifying exam. 

Applicants should approach graduation in any stream with at least 50% – 60% total marks to meet, qualification criteria for the M.Lib.Sc course.

So these are the top 3 courses you can do after your 12th and graduation.