Head of the Department
Prof. Shilpi Verma
The Department of Library and Information Science (DLIS) established in 1997 with aim to provide LIS education to the students through effective teaching and practical training. The department is working with the vision to educate individuals for career as Librarians, Library Information Officers, Archivists, Information Scientist and Knowledge Managers. The students are trained to undertake instruction, research and service-oriented programmes that require current emerging information technological developments and market requirements.
Presently the department is offering one year Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences (B. Lib. I. Sc.), one year Master of Library and Information Sciences (M. Lib. I. Sc), M. Phil. and Ph.D. courses in Library and Information Science. The department has dedicated and experienced faculty members who delivered latest LIS education to the students.
The Department has one state-of-the-art Information Technology Laboratory with 25 Computers, Scanners, Wi-Fi Internet, Projectors for video conference, smart classrooms, LCD TV, etc. To cater regular scholarly needs of students in addition to the Gautam Buddha Central Library of the University the departmental library has more than 600 titles. So far the department has produced more than 500 Library and Information Professionals placed at prestigious positions in reputed institutions such as BHU, IITs, DRDO, CSIR. As far as research is concerned, 38 M. Phil. and 26 Ph.D. scholars have completed their research degree from the department.
The major areas of research in the department are ICT applications in Libraries, User-studies, Job satisfaction of Library professionals, Oriental Libraries, Conservation and Preservation of Manuscripts and so on. The thrust areas of the research are emerging trends and technologies in the Libraries such as Digital Libraries, IITs, Public Libraries, Collection Management, e-ShodhSindhu Consortium, UGC-INFONET Consortium, Information Services for Divyang, Open Access Initiatives and Growth of ICMR Libraries in Digital era, ICFRE, Cost Benefit Analysis in Agricultural Libraries, etc.
The Department has been established with the following objectives:
An understanding and appreciation of vital and pervasive role of Information as an essential tool in all development activities
An understanding of the application of Information Technology in the handling of information in the libraries and information centres
Full comprehension of the global nature of information for proper co-operation, coordination among the countries
To equip the students with necessary skills of Information Science, background for Designing, Implementing, Operating and Managing an Information Centre or a Documentation Centre or a Library, pertaining to any field such as R & D, Business & Industry, Media, Academic Institutions & Government Departments, etc.