Library & Information Science Course at Senior Secondary level will fulfill the requirement of developing necessary skills, in learners to identify, locate, evaluate and use the required information efficiently. One of the important aspects of the curriculum is to improve the education system for Library and Information Science at school level.

Learning of the professional attitudes and the interpersonal and interdisciplinary skills needed to communicate and collaborate with the colleagues and the information users and to understand the above goals within the perspective of prevailing and emerging technologies.

Part B: Skills

Chapter 1: Library Management

  • Unit 1A: Collection Development and its Management
  • Unit 1B: Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Unit 1C: Financial Management
  • Unit 2: Functions of different Sections of a Library.

Chapter 2: Organization of Library Resources: Advanced

  • Unit 1: Library Classification (Theory)
  • Unit 2: Library Cataloguing (Theory)

Chapter 3: Library and Information Services

  • Unit 1: Library and Information Services: An Overview
  • Unit 2: Library and Information Services: ICT Applications

Chapter 4: Computer Applications in Libraries: Advanced

  • Unit 1: Use of Computer in Libraries
  • Unit 2: Use of Social Networking Tools

Chapter 5: Communication Skills

  • Unit 1: Need & Importance of Communication Skills

Chapter 1: Library Management

Objective: The objective is to provide an understanding about the management of a library and its activities. The chapter is divided into the following units:

Unit 1A: Collection Development and its Management

  • 1. Collection Development Policy
    • 1. Print Resources
    • 2. E-Resources
  • 2. Selection Criteria for Documents
  • 3. Stack Maintenance
  • 4. Stock Verification.
  • 5. Shelf list.

Unit 1B: Human Resource Management (HRM)

  • 1. Definition, Need and Purpose.
  • 2. Job analysis.
  • 3. Staffing pattern in different types of Libraries.

Unit 1C: Financial Management

  • 1. Financial Resources
  • 2. Budgeting

Unit 2: Functions of different Sections of a Library

  • 1. Acquisition,
  • 2. Technical Processing: Classification and Cataloguing.
  • 3. Circulation.
  • 4. Periodicals.
  • 5. Binding and Preservation.
  • 6. Information Technology support (I.T.)

Chapter 2: Organization of Library Resources: Advanced

Objective: The objective is to provide an understanding of Classification and Cataloguing systems. The chapter is divided into the following units:

Unit 1: Library Classification (Theory)

  • 1. Concepts of Personality, Matter, Energy, Space and Time (PMEST).
  • 2. Steps for Classification by Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) and Colon Classification (CC).
  • 3. Call number:
    • 1. Class number.
    • 2. Book number.
    • 3. Collection number.

Unit 2: Library Cataloguing (Theory)

  • 1. Type of authors: (i) Personal (ii) Corporate
  • 2. Subject heading: Sears list of Subject Heading and Keywords.
  • 3. Machine Readable Catalogue 21 (MARC 21- Latest Edition).

Chapter 3: Library and Information Services

Objective: The objective is to provide an understanding about the importance and need of Library and Information Services. The chapter is divided into the following units:

Unit 1: Library and Information Services: An Overview

1. Types of Reference Services
(1) On demand and in anticipation.
2. Ready Reference Services
3. Long Range Reference Services.

Unit 2: Library and Information Services: ICT Applications

  • 1. Modern Library & Information Service (1) Electronic Reference Service
  • 2. Emerging Trends

Chapter 4: Computer Applications in Libraries: Advanced

Objective: The objective is to provide an understanding of computer applications for housekeeping jobs in a Library. The chapter is divided into the following units:

Unit 1: Use of Computer in Libraries

  • 1. Study of different Library Softwares:
    • 1. e-Granthalaya.
  • 2. Use of Open source Software
    • 1. KOHA

Unit 2: Use of Social Networking Tools

Facebook, Twitter, RSS, Blog, Linkedln.

Chapter 5: Communication Skills

Unit 1: Need & Importance of Communication Skills

  • 1. Types of Communication Skills.
  • 2. Interpersonal Communication Skills.