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WBSSC Recruitment 2012: Librarian Vacancies

The West Bengal School Service Commission conducting the 2nd Regional Level Selection Test (NT) 2012, for the recruitment of Nonteaching Staff for the post of Librarian in recognized Non-Govt. aided Jr. High / High /Higher Secondary Schools in West Bengal.

Important Dates:
Opening Date for Submission of Online Application: July 04,2012
Closing Date for Submission of Application: July 31,2012

Name of the Post: Librarian

Total Number of Vacancies: 81

  • In Eastern Region: 08
  • In Northern Region: 25
  • In Southern Region: 06
  • In Western Region: 22
  • In South- Eastern Region: 20

Application Fee:

For General /OBC: Rs 250 and for SC/ST/PH: Rs. 80 in the form of Demand Draft of any Nationalized Bank payable at Kolkata

Age Limit: Minimum 20 years and maximum 40 years as on January 01, 2012

Educational Qualification and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in General Stream in Arts/ Science/ Commerce with Degree in Library Science or equivalent qualification as Regular/ External/ Private Candidate or through Distance mode of Education/ Correspondence course.

Medium of Question/ Answers: Bengali/English

Selection Process: Selection process will be based on the basis of performance in Personality Test and Written Test.

How to Apply: Interested and eligible candidates may apply for this post only through online. Candidates must take print out of Application Form after online submission along with payment receipt and other necessary documents.

Candidates may send their application completed in all respect along with photocopies of documents/ testimonials and the Demand Draft of requisite fees of any Nationalized Bank by post  mentioning “Application for the post of Headmaster/ Headmistress” to the Chairman at below mentioned address latest by July 31, 2012 up-to 5.00 PM.

  • Eastern Region

M B C Institute of Engineering & Technology Campus, Sadhanpur, P.O. & District. – Bardhaman, PIN: 713101

  • Northern Region

Government Teacher’s Training College Hostel, Malanchpally, Ward No. 03, English Bazar Municipality, P.O- Makdumpur, District- Malda-732103

  • Southern Region

84, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata – 700026

  • Western Region

“Acharya Bhavan”, Machantala, P.O. & District- Bankura, PIN: 722101

  • South Eastern Region

Zilla Parishad Bhavan (Annex Building) Rishi Bankim Sarani, Barasat, North 24 Paraganas, PIN: 700124

For more details on this recruitment please refer to official advertisement from WBSSC here http://www.westbengalssc.com/wbssc/download/HMLIBADV/Advertisement_NT_2ndLIB_2012.pdf


Unit I: Library, Information & Society

Library  as  a  Social  Institution,  Library  movement,  Role  of  Libraries  in  formal  and informal Education; Types of Libraries: National, Public, Academic & Special; Laws of Library Science;

Information Society: Its evolution and implications;

Freedom of access to  information:  Intellectual  property  rights,  copyright,  censorship;  Extension  & Community  Information  Services;  Library  Legislation  in  India;

Professional Associations: Roles and Activities

Unit II: Library Management

Library Planning; Collection Management: Document Selection, Ordering, Processing & Weeding

Library Committee:  Library Rules and Regulations; Human Resource Management; Office Management; Financial Management:  Budget and Budgetary Control; Library Statistics and Annual Report; Library Standards; Library Maintenances: Shelving, Stock Verification & Conservation.

Unit III:  Knowledge Organization and Information Processing:  Library Classification Library Cataloguing

Classification:  Its  Nature,  Purpose  and  Function;  Knowledge  Classification  and Document Classification; Subjects and their formation: Universe of Subjects, Modes of formation of Subjects etc.; General Theory of Classification: Normative Principles and their  Application,  Standard  Schemes  of  Library  Classification;  Trends  in  Library Classification;

Library Cataloguing: Canons, and Principles- Types, Purpose and their Physical forms; Different Kinds of Entries and rules for Filling Entries; Principles of Subject Cataloguing: Assigning Subjects Headings using Library of Congress Subject Headings & Sear’s List of Subject Headings etc.;

Cataloguing Standards: ISBD, ISBN, ISSN,  Computerized  Cataloguing-  MARC,  UNIMARC,  CCF;  Recent  trends  in Cataloguing.

Unit IV: Information Sources, Services and Systems

Reference and Information Sources: Documentary, non- documentary sources-Evaluation of reference sources; Users of Information: Types, Character tics, need and study of users; Organization of Information:  Abstracting and Abstracts Indexing Languages;

Information Centers: Different levels of Information Centers (International, National, Regional & Local);

Information Systems: Structure and Services of Information Systems; Library as an Information System; Information Services: Need and Types of Reference, Documentation & Information Services.

Unit V: Basics of Computers Application in Libraries

Components of Computer System; Generation and Types of Computers; Hardware and Software; Data Storage Media; Operating System and their Types; DOS and Windows; File Creation; Application Software; Computer  Networking; Library and Information Networks.

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