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Information Literacy Life Skills

Information Literacy is a skill that your rely on throughout life. This life skill to be Information Literate needs to be practised through information gathering,comparison and analysis. It is your right to understand and know as much as possible about the world and environment around you,so become Information Literate to ensure you can gather and use the knowledge freely available to you.

Guidelines for choosing a master’s program in library and information studies

Description
Librarians select, develop, organize, store and use the library collections.
To provide advisory services and reference customers. They work in a library, in one of  services of a library or an organization with information needs.
Example Titles

Bibliographer
Librarian
Librarian Consultant
Cataloguer
Circadian
Supervisor, library

Classified Elsewhere

School librarian (see 4141 Teachers in secondary and 4142 Teachers in primary and preschool)
Medical records clerk (see 1413 File Clerks and Records Management)
Director, library (see 0511 Managers library, archives, museum and art gallery)

Functions
Librarians perform some or all of the following duties:

Recommend acquisition of books, periodicals, interactive, audio-visual equipment and another to add to the library collection;
Provide reference services;
Select, classify, catalog and weed library materials;
Prepare bibliographies, indexes, reading lists, guides and other finding aids;
Establish systems of access to library collections;
perform reference searches using manual systems, interactive and live, make interlibrary loans and perform other tasks on the Internet and CD-ROM to assist users in accessing library materials;
Specialized services for children, the elderly and other groups;
Establish programs and visits to learn about information and library orientation;
Performing related administrative duties and supervise library technicians, assistants and clerks

Skills

Librarians must have the following skills and abilities:
Interest in research and management of information and willingness to help people find information they need
Computer skills to the creation of computer databases and to access
Curiosity and creativity
Critical thinking skills and decision making
Skills in interpersonal relations and attention to customer service
Ability to work with others
Skills in written and verbal communication
Organizational skills
Supervisory skills
Strong skills in planning and management, among others regarding budgets and procurement
High level of general knowledge and knowledge specific to the needs of special libraries
Desire to keep abreast of developments in their field.

Watson Davis

Davis was President and founder of ADI. He devised methods for popularizing the study of science in general. He was editor of Science Service and Science News Letter. He was also Director of the Science Clubs of America, which he saw as an “educational force for the future” (Current Biography). The documentation division of Science Services was established in 1935 and was the “nucleus of ADI” which was organized in 1937.

Library and Information Science: Academic and Research Libraries in Africa

Education and Training for Subject Specialization in Academic and Research Libraries in Africa: A Theoretical Critical Re-Appraisal by Benki S.H. Womboh
Education has been postulated as a dynamic force which requires periodic re-appraisal to ensure that everything occurs according to mapped plans and that the envisaged objectives are achieved. The author strongly believes that for any country in Africa to make decisions on the education and training of librarians without minding her national goals is intellectual irresponsibility.

Research at the Division of Library and Information Science

Research at the School of Library and Information Science / Library School is concentrated in the following research themes:
Library and Cultural
Research on the library as an institution, its role in society, importance of individual as well as its development and change is a natural profile of the institution. Within this framework are a number of student projects and other research projects in collaboration with institutions within and outside the country and a center for cultural policy research.

TURAGA NANDA GOPALA SHARMA

Country: INDIA
Address : Plot C3/328, 16-60, HUDA Colony, Chandanagar, Hyderabad 500 050, Andhra Pradesh, India Phone 91 40 3034558;
E-mail: sharma_tn1@rediffmail.com

Date of birth : 6 August 1961
Qualifications Academic : Master of Arts (Economics), Master of Commerce

Professional : Bachelor of Library and Information Science,  Master of Library and Information Science (Secured highest marks in the University; awarded gold medal)
Computer : Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Methods and Programming, O-level (completed part-2), Diploma in Computer Graphics and DTP (in pursuit)
Technica l :Typewriting English and Telugu (Higher), Shorthand English (Lower)

Course in pursuit : PhD (Library and Information Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Topic: Contributions to medical journals by Indian medical professionals: a study
Guide: Dr V Chandrasekhar Rao, Professor and Head, Department of Library and Information Science Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad

Experience : Working as Computer Assistant with the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Hyderabad > 7 years

Worked as Secretary with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)  >12 years, and took voluntary retirement in 1994
(Total experience in library and information services = 8 yrs)

Publications : Papers presented/published as principal author at:

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A User-Centred Design of a Web-based Interface to Bibliographic Databases

Abstract
This thesis reports results of a research study into the usefulness of a user-centred approach for designing information retrieval interfaces. The main objective of the research was to examine the usability of an existing Web-based IR system in order to design a user-centred prototype Web interface. This research used the Web of Science available at http://wos.mimas.ac.uk.

Wu Yishan


Wu Yishan
Information Scientist, Policy analyst
Country : China
Job title : Information Scientist, Policy analyst
Field of interest : Information analysis oriented to S & T policy making,
scientometric research.
Short description : I am an information scientist based in Beijing, China. I hold an    electronic engineering first degree (B Sc) from Southeast University (Nanjing, China), and a master’s degree (M Sc) in Information Science, from the Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), my current organization.