Library In-Charge

Minimum B.L.I.Sc.

Preferably minimum 1-3 years of experience in relevant field

The tasks a Librarian is expected to perform include:

Organizing and maintaining systematic collection of books, periodicals and other printed matter in library

Issuing books and materials to the readers

Selecting publications to be purchased and receiving priced or complimentary copies of books, periodicals and other publications from authors or publishers

Supervising classification, indexing, cataloguing, shelving of books and other publications and maintaining records of stock and issues

Guiding readers in selecting books or finding information required by them

Examining books periodically for damage, if any and deciding which books are to be repaired or re-bound

Imparting information from library sources on subjects of general or special interest to individuals or groups

Liaising with other libraries and library associations

Writing abstracts and summaries of important articles from incoming periodicals

Determining library policy

Supervising organization and administration of academic, public and research libraries

Knowledge of all the books, journals and magazines in the library

Skilled in keeping record of books and other reading material

Ability to inspect the library in order to check any missing or torn books

Ability to maintain the decorum of the library

Skilled in shelving the books according to their genres or categories

Ability to stay up-to-date with the new books in the market and contacting the dealers to get the same for the library

Skilled in assessing the conditions of the books and repairing the ones which are worn out

Proficient in library management

Basic knowledge of computer programs to help library management

Not applicable







It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Libraries usually work for 6/7 days a week and 7/8 hours everyday. This may vary from library to library

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs
This job is suitable for candidates with One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Both Legs Handicapped (BL), Low Vision (LV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 30,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34 per cent during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

The higher education system in India has witnessed remarkable growth in the past few years. India is ahead of most other developed countries in the field of education and training. The number of institutes offering higher education is much more in India as compared to China and the US. All this has also led to a rise in the number of libraries being opened around the country. Universities and colleges in India have huge libraries these days. Even schools all around the country are building and maintaining big libraries. The Government of India is also supporting this cause of having more learning centres and thus, many state-of-the-art public libraries are being established. All these developments have opened up many career opportunities for Librarian and related staff.

Public and private libraries

Government and private schools

Government and private colleges/universities

Cities and towns across India