The Department of Library & Information Science at Rai Saheb Bhanwar Singh College offers professional degree programs under the Faculty of Arts. Established in 2001, it started offering Bachelor’s degrees in Library Science. The department has been producing skilled professionals, who are in much demand in all types of libraries viz. academic, public, and special libraries in the state. We have a huge alumni base, professionals placed in various capacities in libraries all over the state and in other parts of the country as well. At present, the department has an adequate number of faculty members. It has a well-equipped computer laboratory, with E- library, access to Wi-Fi Campus and high-speed Internet connection for faculty and students.
Teaching in the department is learner-centric, based on modern teaching aids and the use of a balanced mix of contemporary methodologies like seminars, assignments, tutorials, study tours, hands-on – practical training, self-learning, etc. Continuous monitoring and assessment are integral parts of the evaluation system. The department aims to provide the best of all it has, to enrich the learning experience of the students who join the program.
After completing this program students can apply their foresight and skills in entrepreneurship, advocacy, planning and management of libraries and information centers (LICs) and effective leadership in the LIS field.
Employment Outlook and Opportunities According to one report, library and information science has been ranked as one of the “Best Careers of 2008”. As India is moving towards a knowledge society with proliferation of teaching and research institutions, the demand and importance of library science is increasing rapidly. As a result, job opportunities for librarians are increasing. Nevertheless, with the advent of information technology and computers the traditional concept is being redesigned to include not only books and other printed materials but also new tools of information such as CD-ROM, Internet, virtual libraries, etc. Are being included. Students in Library Science can find employment opportunities in the following fields.
1. Public/Government Library
2. Universities/Colleges/Schools and other educational institutions
3. News agencies and organizations
4. Private organizations and special libraries
5. Foreign Embassy
6. Photo/Film/Radio/Television Library
7. Information Centre/Documentation Centre
8. Companies and organizations with large information management needs
9. Museums and galleries, which have reading rooms and research facilities
10. Law Library/Special Library, etc.
Rai Saheb Bhanwar Singh College celebrated Librarians’ Day on 12 August 2022