Bachelor of Library & Information Science(B.Lib.I.Sc) 2 Semester Course
Programme Specific Outcomes
students with learning experiences that help to instill deep interests in learning Library and Information Science; develop broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of fundamental concepts, principles, and theories related to Library and Information Science.
equipped students with skills essential to carry out library housekeeping activities and to provide various library and information services using Information and Communication Technologies.
instilled in professional attitude, and ethical values for providing library and information services.
the knowledge and skill base that would enable them to undertake further studies in Library and Information Science and in related areas or in multidisciplinary areas that involve Library and Information Science.
developed a range of generic skills that are relevant to wage employment in Libraries and Information Centers and also for self-employment and to practice infopreneurship.
Problem solver: Apply problem solving skills while providing reference and other services and for formulating search strategies for searching
information from Internet and databases.
Team player/worker: Capable of working effectively in diverse teams in classrooms, in computer laboratory and in Libraries and Information
Lifelong learners: Capable of self-paced and self-directed learning aimed at personal development; for improving knowledge and skills and for reskilling through continuing educational opportunities.
Disciplinary knowledge: Capable of demonstrating comprehensiveknowledge and understanding of major concepts, principles, theories, and laws of various subjects in Library and Information Science and other related fields of study, including broader interdisciplinary subfields such as management, economics, information, and communication technologies, etc.
Professional skills: Ability to classify simple, compound, and complex
documents using standard classification schemes; capability to catalogue all types of documents using standard catalogue codes and metadata standards; ability to carry out housekeeping operations and to provide library and information services by using information and communication technologies, ability to search information from OPAC, Internet and electronic databases.
Skilled communicator: Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms with users, colleagues, and authorities in an effective manner. Critical thinker: Capability to critically analyze subjects of documents to classify them properly and to derive subject headings for subject cataloguing, indexing purposes and ability to think critically for solving various problems pertaining to the management of Libraries and Information Centers.
Digitally literate: Capable of using digital technology for communication purpose, for library housekeeping operations, and for searching information from OPAC, Internet and online databases.
Ethical awareness/reasoning: Capable of demonstrating the ability to
identify ethical issues related with Intellectual Property Rights, copyright etc. while providing library services.
Master of Library & Information Science(M.Lib.I.Sc) 4 Semester Course
Programme Specific Outcomes
Library and Information Science is a profession that is full of people passionate about making a positive change in the world, and they tend to be wildly happy about what they do.
Librarians bridge the gaps that exist between people, information and technology. In their professional lives, librarians and information professionals work to:
Design and develop knowledge-organization systems
Create reader’s advisory resources to encourage young students to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning
Help scholars locate archival and other resources crucial to their work
Identify sources of assistance in family and personal crises
Help doctors more quickly locate health information in critical situations
The Master of Library and Information Science program curriculum provides a foundation of disciplinary knowledge in library and information science and prepares students for handling various libraries and organizations/ institutes/ research centres that deal with huge volumes of data that require extensive data management skills.
Through internships, site visits, and pre-professional work opportunities through various libraries and even our own central library, Library and Information Science students at University of North Bengal gain experience in their fields.
Library and Information Science students learn to integrate theory with practice; analyze information needs to create solutions by applying a variety of tools and technologies;
ensure the organization, accessibility, and management of library and
information resources; and create dynamic ways for a variety of users to interact with resource