Online Certificate Course on Librarian’s Competence, Tech & Skills

Purpose of the Course
The specialist in library and information science program is a flexible post-graduate certificate course which allows students to focus in depth on a subject of particular interest. The specialist degree can be a means of updating knowledge in a given area or of repositioning oneself in the labor market. This course allows students to customize their coursework depending on their goals. The main requirement of the program is successful completion of an additional coursework.
Librarians will use their understanding of systems design, information literacy, information architecture, usability and similar disciplines to make the information environments we interact with every day more useful and useable. Empowered to adapt to a growing and changing field, you will learn to use information as a tool for transformation in your personal and professional lives.
Course Information

Course Coordinator : Dr. Laxman Rao Nagubandi
Program URL     : 
Campus     :  Online
Program Type     :  Certificate
Award Conferred     :  Certificate
Languages     :  In English (Programme materials and the online classroom)

Course Outcomes

The student will be able to manage the libraries in the ICT environment. The students will be equipped with the advanced skills of literature searching, networks, database management and related areas. The student will have necessary analytical skills to solve the problems in managing the libraries in the traditional system and in ICT enabled library services. The students are introduced to the basic areas of research, style manuals and will be able to scientifically communicate the research results with the peers.
  • Analyze users' needs and provide the information they require
  • Show users how to efficiently search for information on the Internet and in other online resources
  • select and purchase materials and prepare those materials by classifying them according to subject matter
  • supervise assistants who prepare cards, computer records, or other access tools that direct users to resources
  • collect and organize books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials in a specific field, such as rare books, genealogy, art or music
  • coordinate programs such as storytelling for children, and computer and literacy skills and book talks for adults
  • publicize services
  • write grants

Course Requirements

In order to take this course scholars must:
√    Have access to a computer.
√    Have continuous broadband Internet access.
√    Have the ability/permission to install plug-ins or software (e.g., Adobe Reader or Flash).
√    Have the ability to download and save files and documents to a computer.
√    Have the ability to open Microsoft files and documents (.doc, .ppt, .xls, etc.).
√    be competent in the English language.

Course Eligibility

  • Education Prerequisites: It requires at least a bachelor’s degree. Applicants need to ensure they have regular access to a computer with Internet access, and be familiar in word processing, the web, and email.
  • Professional Prerequisites: This certificate is designed to help librarian update their skill set, so licensure as a librarian and a certain amount of work experience may be required.

Course Duration & Fees

Duration : Duration will be of 3 months.

Course Fees : Course fee is for Indian Rs.5000/- and 100 USD for Overseas Professionals.

Subject Content


  1. Library & Information Science
    1. Foundations of Library & Information Science
    2. Digital Libraries
    3. Five laws in library Science
    4. Information Technology – Basics
    5. Electronic Information Sources
    6. Electronic Publishing
    7. Information Technology – Applications
    8. Professional Ethics

  2. Computers in Library Management

    1. Library networks
      1. concept
      2. types and examples
      3. Intranet, Internet –concept and its use in libraries
    2. Computer applications in libraries and information centers
      1. need, advantages
      2. areas of computer application in libraries
    3. Library Management Software’s

  3. Basic Tech Competencies
    1. Definition of Basic Competence
    2. The Meaning of Basic Competence in Industry-Specific Skills
    3. Core Professional Competencies for Librarians

  4. Project management skills

    1. Competencies and their Levels
    2. Higher-level knowledge
    3. Project Managers Skills
    4. Ability to evaluate the needs of all stakeholders
    5. Overview – Step-By-Step Approach To Stakeholder Engagement

  5. Skills in computer literacy in library science

    1. Basic knowledge of a personal computer
    2. Internet knowledge
    3. Software knowledge
    4. Networking knowledge
    5. Hardware knowledge
    6. Other Computer Concepts
    7. PowerPoint
    8. HTML
    9. Learning Analytics
    10. Computer Setup
    11. Security Programs
    12. Integrity Maintenance Software
    13. Browser Control Tools
    14. Antivirus Software

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