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Syllabus for Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Librarian Exam.

 Syllabus for Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Librarian Exam. 

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Part 1: Foundation of Library & Information Science. 

Unit.1. Library as a Social Institution - Social & Historical foundations of Library.
- Different types of libraries- Academic, Public, Special
 –their distinguishing features and functions. 
- Role of U.G.C. for the development of Academic libraries.
 - Role in Library of formal and informal education. Shivaji University, Kolhapur.

Unit.2 Normative Principles of Lib. & Inf. Science 
- Five Laws of Library Science.
 - Implications of five laws in Lib. & Inf. Science
 - Development of Libraries with special reference to India, Baroda Public Library system 
- Library Co-operation Resource Sharing and Library Networking

Unit 3. Laws relating to Libraries & Information.
 - Library legislation need and essential features. - Library legislation in India. 
- Maharashtra Public Library Act.
 - Press and registration act & Delivery of Books act (Public Library). 
- Copyright act, Intellectual Property rights.

Unit.4 Library and Information Profession
- Attribution of the profession. 
- Librarianship as a profession.
 - Professional ethics.
 - Professional associations & their role.
 - National & International Library Associations- FID, IFLA, LA, ILA, ALA, IASLIC etc. - Professional education & research.

 Unit.5 Promoters of Library & Information Services 
- National level promoters- RRRLF.
 - International level promoters- UNESCO 

Unit 6. Public relations & Extension activities
 - Definition - facets and programs. - publicity & extension, Outreach activities. 
- Library pathfinders (Guides) 
- Factors affecting Library development, Literacy, publishing, Book Trade.

Part II: Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval. 

Unit. 1. Universe of Knowledge 
- Structure and attributes. - Modes of formation of subjects.
 - Different types of subjects. 
- Universe of subjects as mapped in different schemes of classification

Unit. 2 Bibliographic description 
- Catalogue purpose, Structure, and types of physical forms including OPAC filling rules.
 - Normative Principles of cataloging.
 - Overview of principles and practice in document description.
 - Current trends in Standardization, description and exchange.
 - Standard codes of cataloging. 

Unit. 3. Methods of Knowledge Organization 
- General theory of Library Classification.
 - Normative principles of classification and their application. 
- Species of Library Classification. 
- Standard Schemes of Classifications and their features, CC, DDC, UDC.
 - Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics
 - Design and development of schemes of Library Classification, Standard sub-division Index. 
- Trends in Library Classification. 

Unit.4. Subject Classification 
- Principles of Subject Classification.
 - Subject heading lists and their feature

Part III: Information Technology: Basic 

Unit.1 Information Technology 
- Definition, Need, Scope and Objectives.  

Unit. 2 Computer Basic 
- Introduction to Computers
 - Overview of Historical Development of Computers. 
- Generations of Computers, Classification of Computers. 
- Essential Components of the Computer system. 

Unit.3 Computer Architecture
-Organization of Computer 
- Input and Output devices
- Keyboard, Scanner, OCR, Printers, Monitor 

Unit. 4. Software.
- Operating systems: Single & Multi-User Systems, Basic features of MS-DOS, MS Windows, Linux, UNIX, Windows NT, etc.
 - Programming Languages: Concepts and Tools 
- Algorithm & Flowcharting.

 Unit. 5 MS-Office package 

Unit. 6 DBMS Package 
- Familiarity with DBASE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, SOUL, MS Access (Basic features) 

Unit 7. Computer application to library & Information work
- Housekeeping operations 

Unit 8. Communication Technology 
- Communication Technology Basic Concepts
 - Networking: Basic Concepts. 
- Internet.

Part IV: Management of Libraries & Information Centres/Institutions 

Unit.1 Management 
- Concepts, definition and scope.
 - Management styles and approaches.
 - Management schools of thought.
 - Functions and principles of Scientific Management. 

Unit.2 Human Resource Management 
- Organizational structure.
 - Delegation, Communication and Participation. 
- Job Description and Analysis, Job evaluation.
 - Inter-personal relation. - Recruitment procedures.
 - Motivation, group Dynamics.
 - Training and Development.
 - Disciplines and Grievances.
- Performance Appraisal.

Unit.3. Financial Management 
- Resources Mobilization
- Budgeting Techniques and Methods PPBS, Zero-Based Budgeting, etc.
- Budgetary Control.
- Cost-effectiveness and Cost-Benefit analysis. - Outsourcing.

 Unit. 4 Reporting 
- Types of reports, Annual report-compilation, Contents and style. 
- Library Statistics etc. 

Unit 5 System Analysis and Design 
- Library as a system - Project Management PERT/COM 
- Decision Tables.
 - Performance evaluation standards, MIS.
 - Performance Measurement, reengineering, Time and Motion Study 
- SWOT ( Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat) 
- DFD (Data Flow Diagram) 

Unit 6. Total Quality Management (TQM)
- Definition, Concept, Element 
- Quality Audit, LIS related standards. 
- Technology Management. 

Unit. 7 Library House Keeping Operations. 
- Different sections of Library & Information Center and their functions.
- Collection Development and Management Policies Procedures. 
- Book Ordering (Acquisition) - Technical Processing.
- Serials Control, Circulation Control, Maintenance etc. 
- Stock Verification- Policies and Procedures. - Evaluation and Weeding. 
- Archiving-conservation-Preservation. 
- Restoration including Print, Non-Print and Electronic Materials.

 Unit.8 Planning 
- Concept, Definition, Need and Purpose, Types. 
- Policies and Procedures, MBO 
- Building and Space management in Libraries and Information Centers. 
- Library Building, Interior & Exterior, Furniture, Equipment’s, Standards & Types. 
- Risk Management, Contingency Management. 
- Planning of related Infrastructure, Library Standards. 

Unit 9. Management of change. 
- Concept of change.
 - Changes in Procedures, Methods, Tools, and Techniques. 
- Problems of Incorporating Change.
 - Techniques of Managing Change.

Part V: Information Sources & Services 

Unit 1. Reference and information sources
- Documentary Sources of Information, Print, Non-Print including Electronic: Special features, Scope, types 
- Nature, Characteristic, Utility and evaluation of different types of Information sources: Physical formats, Authority, Content, Utility. 
- Non-Documentary Information Sources. 
- Reference Sources Categories, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Information Sources.(Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Periodical, Thesis, Books, Yearbook, Patents, Trade literature, standards, Monographs, Reference Books, Year Books, Almanac, Atlas, Abstracting & Indexing periodicals, Bibliographies, Handbooks etc.)
 - Internet as a Source of Information. 

Unit.2. Reference Service. 
- Concept, Definition, Need, Scope and trends. 
- Reference Interview and Search Techniques. 

Unit 3. Information Services and Products 
- Information Services and Products. 
- Information services concepts, Definition, Need and trends.
 - Need, Techniques and Evaluation of Alerting services (CAS&SDI)
 - Bibliographic, Referral, Document Delivery and Translation Services.

 Unit.4. Information System and their Services.
- Study of National, International and Commercial Information Systems and Services
- Background, their Services and Products. 

Part VI: Library Users 

Unit 1. Techniques of Library and Information Centres Survey.
- Proforma method.
 - Interview method.
- Records analysis method.

 Unit.2. Information users and their information Needs 
- Categories of Information users. 
- Information needs definition and models.
 - Information seeking behavior. 

Unit.3 User Education - Goals and Objectives level,
-Techniques and Methods, Evaluation of Users Education Programmes.

 Unit. 4. User Studies. 
- Methods and techniques of User studies. 
- Evaluation of User studies. 

Unit 5. User Orientation Programmes:-
 - Conventional and modern Techniques: Study tour, Newsletters, Handbooks, Leaflets, Powerpoint Presentation, Websites etc.

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