Role and responsibility of library and information profession

Library and information professional
treated as: 

  • Library manager or information center manager.
  • Information manager.
  • Information officers.
  • Library and information specialists.
  • Office manager.
  • Record manager.
  • Computer and data manager.
  • Network manager.
  • Consultant manager.
  • Information system analyst and designer.
  • Information worker.
  • Archivist.
  • Guardian of information super highway.

Role and Responsibility of Library and Information Profession: Role
and responsibility of library and information workers are following:

1. Library management and administration:

  • Library and information planning.
  • Formulation of police and strategy.
  • Library and information administration.
  • Management of library and information resources.
  • Organization of library and information center.
  • Personnel management.
  • Financial management/budgeting.
  • Record management.
  • Coordination and controlling.
  • Personnel training and education.

2. Collection development and maintenance:

  • Selection of appropriate library materials.
  • Acquisition selected items.
  • Organization of library materials.
  • Building a balance collection.
  • Maintenance of library collection.
  • Weeding of outdated, unnecessary, unused book.
  • Binding or reappearing books.

3. Service oriented function:

  • Identify users need.
  • Dissemination of information.
  • Perforation and maintenance of bibliography.
  • Indexing and abstracting.
  • Circulation of library materials.
  • Lending /Inter library loans.
  • Current awareness service.(CAS).
  • SDI (Selective dissemination of information.

 4. Communication and network management:

  • Library and information communication.
  • Internet and External communication.
  • Network and telecommunication.
  • Library network and cooperation.
  • Selection of communication network media.
  • Communication security and administration.
  • Resource shearing activities.
  • Reference service.
  • Resource shearing activities.

4. Technical management :

  • Application of modern IT in library and information system.
  • Evolution, Selection and maintenance of computer hardware and
  • Database management and administration.
  • General management of IT.
  • Internet and telecommunication management.
  • Technology replacement.

5. Social as well as professional responsibility:

  • Continuing education.
  • Stimulation of reading.
  • Research.
  • Social integration.
  • Marketing of library
    and info product.
  • Public relation.
  • Building
    a knowledge society.


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