IUST Syllabus for Assistant Librarian, Assistant Registrar & Library Assistant Posts


Pulwama: Islamic University of Science & Technology has announced the IUST Syllabus for Assistant Librarian, Assistant Registrar & Library Assistant Posts.

“It is hereby notified for the information of all concerned candidates who have applied for various non-teaching positions in response to the Advertisement Notice No. 05 of 2017; Dated: 05-05-2017 that the Syllabi for Written Test and Criteria for Selection is available,” reads the official notification.

The Syllabus for Written Test and Criteria for Selection of candidates for the post of Assistant Librarian in response to Advertisement Notice No. 06 of 2017; Dated: 16-05-2017 is also available.

Further, the notification for IUST Syllabus for Assistant Librarian, Assistant Registrar & Library Assistant Posts reveals that the date of Written Test and Interview shall be notified separately by the University.

The Criteria for final selection of candidates for various non-teaching positions is provided below.

IUST Syllabus for the Post of Assistant Librarian

IUST Criteria for final selection of candidates for various non-teaching positions

In case of Library Assistant post, those candidates who are without PG Degree and have B.Lib. Degree shall be given a weightage of 30 points. However, weightage of 3, 7 & 50 points to be given to 10th, 12th & Written Test shall remain the same as mentioned above.

The total weightage of 90 points shall be reduced to the base of 70 points and 30 points of Interview shall be added while computing the final selection of candidates.

The Syllabus for Written Test for the Post of Assistant Registrar is as follows:

a) General Knowledge: (Current Affairs, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Indian History (Medieval & Modern), Basic Science)

b) Reasoning Ability

c) Numerical Ability

d) General English

e) Contemporary issues of Higher Education

f) Central / State Higher Education Policy / Planning

The Syllabus for the Written Test for the post of Library Assistant is as follows:

Library and Society: Laws of Library Science; Types of Libraries; Library Associations, Systems and Programmes; Library Movement and Library Legislation in India; Organizations and Institutions involved in the development of Library and Information Services – UNESCO, IFLA, FID, INIS, NISSAT, etc;

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Library Management: Collection Development – Types of Documents and Selection Principles, Acquisition Procedure, Acquisition of Journals and Periodicals, Preparation of Documents for use; Library Personnel and Library Committee, Library Rules and Regulations; Library Finance and Budget; Principles of Library Management, Library Organisation and Structure; Use and Maintenance of the Library – Circulation,
Maintenance, Shelving, Stock Verification, Binding and Preservation, Weeding out, etc;

Library Classification Theory and Practice: Canons and Principles, Library Classification, Schemes – DDC, CC, UDC;

Library Cataloguing Theory and Practice: Canons and Principles; Library Cataloguing, Codes – CCC and AACR;

Reference and Information Sources: Bibliography and Reference Sources – Types of Bibliography; Reference Sources – Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Ready Reference Sources etc; Sources of Information – Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Documentary, Non-Documentary; e-Documents, e-Books, e-Journals, etc;

Information Services: Concept and need for Information; Types of Documents; Nature and organization of Information Services, Abstracting and Indexing Services; Computer based Information Services – CAS, SDI;

Information Technology: Basics Introduction to Computers; Use of computers in Library housekeeping, Library Automation; Software and software packages; Networks – DELNET, NICNET, etc; National and International Information Systems – NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, etc.

The Syllabus for the Written Test for the post of Assistant Librarian is as follows:

Information as a Resource / Commodity.
Information Transfer Cycle: Generation, Collection, Storage and Dissemination.
Role of information in Planning, Management. Socio – economic Development.
Intellectual Property Rights: Concept, Copyright, Censorship – Print and Non-print Media.

Library and Information Policy at the National Level.
Laws of Library Science.
Library Resource Sharing and Networking.
Library Movement and Library Legislation in India.
Library Extension Services.
Library and Information Science Education in India.
Library and Information Profession.

Sources of Information: Primary, Secondary and Tertiary – Documentary and Non-documentary.
Reference Sources: Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries, Geographical Sources, Biographical Sources, Year – Books / Almanacs, Directories, and Handbooks, Statistical (salient features and evaluation).

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Bibliographical Sources: Bibliographies, Union Catalogues, Indexing and Abstracting Journals (salient features and evaluation), e–documents, e–books, e–Journals.
Databases: Bibliographic, Numeric / and Full text – Evaluation.
Reference and Information services, Referral Service, Bibliographic Service, Indexing and Abstracting Service, CAS, SDI, Digest Service, Trend Report.

Online Services
Translation Services
Reprographic Services
Organisation of knowledge / information.
Modes of formation of subjects.

Library Classification: Canons and Principles.
Library Classification Schemes: DDC. UDG and CG.
Library Cataloguing: Canons and Principles.

Library Cataloguing Codes: CCC and AACR – II.
Bibliographic Records: International standards – ISBDs. MARC and CCF.
Indexing: Pre-coordinate, Post-coordinate.

Vocabulary Control: Thesaurus lists of Subject Headings.
Databases: Search Strategies, Boolean Operators.
Knowledge Management

Collection Development: Books, Serials, Non – book Materials – Selection, Acquisition, Maintenance; ISBN, ISSN. Cataloging – in – Publication (CIP).
Financial Management: Resource Generation, Types of Budgeting, Cost and Cost-Benefit analysis.

Library Buildings and Equipments.
Performance Evaluation of Libraries / Information Centres and Services. Marketing
Information product and services Total Quality Management (TQM).

Information Technology: Components; Impact of IT on Society.
Computers: Hardware, Software, Storage – Devices, Input / Output Devices.
Telecommunication: Transmission media, Switching systems, Bandwidth, Multiplexing, Modulation, Protocols, Wireless Communication Fax, E – Mail, Tele-conferencing / Video-conferencing, Bulletin Board Service, Teletext. Videotex, Voice Mail.

Networking: Concepts, Topologies, Types – LAN, MAN and WAN Hypertext, Hypermedia, Multimedia.
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), Open Systems Interconnection (OSI).
Library Automation: Areas of automation. Planning, Hardware and Software Selection, OPAC.

Internet: Components, Services, Browsing-Web Browsers, Search Engines Meta-Data, Digital Object Identifier (DOI).
National and International Information Systems: NISSAT, NASSDOC, INSDOC, DESIDOC, INIS, AGRIS, MEDLARS, INSPEC.

Types of Libraries: National, Public, Academic and Special Objectives, Structure and Functions.
Digital Libraries: Concept
Virtual Libraries: Concept

Types of users, User studies, User education.
Role of UGC in the growth and development of libraries and information centres in
institutions of higher education in India.

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