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Is there any CBSE school librarian here, whose school has taken Library & Info. science course as vocational subject for class 11 & 12?
I am not CBSE school librarian but I have books of Library & Info. science course (CBSE).
Yes. It is there in CBSE school. I went as external to LIS practiclas also (i.e Classification (CC &DDC) & Cataloguing). School Name is Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Bhimavarm, W.G.Dt. Those textbooks also provide in the NET CBSE website in the PDF format.
Lib. & I. Sc. is a dynamic subject and it is very compulsory for every student to know about Reference Sources, Research techniques, Library Management, Information search, Knowledge organization, Fundamental of ICT, Online resources, Institutional repositories, Weblog, Library 2.0, Indexing, e-resources, OPAC, OSS, Information Storage and Retrieval techniques etc.
These are the very important topics for the every student especially who are going to be admitted in higher studies.Minimum qualifications for the recruitment of School Library Teachers should be M.Lib I Sc or Masters Degree in LIS because now a days computer application in Library Technology Field is mandatory.
Library and Information Science is a job oriented course and LIS subject in 12thclass is equivalent to the Diploma in Library and Information Science. Aftercompletion of the course candidates can get the job in any Library and information Center on Technical / Assistant, SPA, Library Clerk, MTS and other posts.Therefore, LIS should be included at +2 level in KVS.
Therefore the LIS as a subject at +2 level should be start by Kendriya Vidyalayas, navodaya Vidyalayas, DPS, DAV society and other reputed school organisations in India. LIS professional associations (ILA ann other state Library Associations) should take initiatives and make pressure on the organisations. It will provide promotional avenues for library teachers as PGT LIB.
There is no Vocational course in CBSE but a optional subject on +1 & +2 level of Library and Information Science
LIS is also no doubt a vocational subject in CBSE schools opted by many schools.Here I want to tell you that since 2013-14 cbse,has also introduced this subject as Academic elective with 079 as a code.My school has already opted this subject with the first batch of 20 students appearing for the cbse Boards first time.I request you to kindly go for academic elective course in place for Vocational course.This subject is at present having the weight-age of 80 marks theory and 20 marks practicals.
really its unkownble information many of the lis professionals