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Please Let me know, how many websites are active for Library and information science jobs in India.
What is the use of this data? If I say 1000 I will be true, if someone says 2000 he/she would not be said as wrong.
There would be many if I say in an abstract nature as your question.
Thank you Munesh,
However, I can feel the perception of Sri Amit Verma and the intense effort underlying his post for a suitable job in LIS field. Certainly the job sites do lots to young people.
I still remember when I first saw the "Employment News" in the Wheeler Stall at Banaras Station way back in 1980!! It was 50 paise per copy those days as I can recall. I was returning from Renukoot via Banaras to visit Lord Viswanatha and pay Him my tribute for my selection at HINDALCO as Librarian!!
I had no reservation and boarded at an unreserved Compartment of very late running Howrah bound Doon Express!! I was in utter urgency as one of my close relative was sinking in a city Hospital in Calcutta. Since I was employed in a Teaching Hospital in Calcutta, i was in a better position to interact with the Doctors!!
I had to sit on the floor and the "Employment News" was my "cushion" Later when I got some space on seats to squeeze in, I started to scan the newspaper and so elated I had been to see so many job openings pan India in our field.
In the dead of night, when my co-passengers were dozing, I had been so charged with confidence about several prospective job vacancies I saw in the Employment News. Unlike today, all the jobs were " Time-Scale permanent Govt Jobs" with unique service & social securities.
I fully understand the consensus of Sri Amit Verma and I am equally confident 38 years after that if he continues to retain his urge, he will certainly find a suitable job by the blessings of god Almighty!!
Urge is the propelling force after all; as I believe. After rendering 38 years in Union Govt. service and passing 40th professional year in a University, I think this attribute is principally responsible for one's mobility. That's all!
Siddhartha S. Ray, Calcutta
Thank you very much Siddhartha Sir, for sharing your experience and I appreciate your encouragement.
Thank you for a nice life sketch and lessons. Many things I could recall from your reply,
First, the view of my hometown, Varanasi during the 1980s. I don't know since I was not in the picture. But I can imagine a devotional piece, natural beauty and purity of Kashi.
Second, your journey in an unreserved compartment. I know the problems, difficulties and pain we get in unreserved compartments. I have also travelled many times in unserved compartments, and newspapers help a lot. I can't recall how many times I have used this pleasant service of Indian Railways but the journey from Varanasi to Pune in the last week of August 2012 is still fresh in memory. It was for the first job in the library domain (on a temporary profile) just after the MLIS. I think I was only the chap going for an exam, rest all were busy in their politics, entertainment, cricket chit-chat. Their voices were louder than the noise produced by train. In a plain word, “that was very a tough journey.”
Thank you, sir, for enlightening us with your life journey and experiences. With your replies and remarks, we get lots of motivations for moving ahead in life by breaking the temporary barriers.
Thank You Munesh Sir for your valuable reply, Actually I required the data for research purpose, because I do not have any authentic source to know about LIS job websites. If you have any consolidated list. Please Share.
If you fix a boundary (time period) and search within that parameter then you may get a fixed number. Websites are like uncontrolled publications nobody can give any specific data. I don't know if any organization counts websites.
For your research thing, Please work on your research purpose and scope parts and then find the data.
Thank You Munesh Sir, for your needful suggestions.
Dear Amit Ji,
This is $100 questions to any LIS unemployed students. Every students of LIS thought after completion of degree or diploma he/ she will at least get a job in this domain. But after passing the same they realize the unknown situations. And not only they, we are all part and parcel of this experiences. A few students get opportunity from their teachers or a good association with their elder one, but more or less depends on various LIS job websites. For your kind information, I give you a few popular names with their web address like -
above all referred website may help any LIS jobs seeker, apart from many more are there but lislinks is more reliable to get quick updates with details.
Thank You very much Sumit sir, for your concern towards LIS jobs and for giving me websites' link.