library sciences

Library Sciences


Books and libraries are primary elements of the civilization and development of this world.   Every year in Pakistan, approximately 4000 thousand students graduate from different colleges and universities. There are opportunities in educational institutions, colleges, technical institutions, special education’s institutions, universities, all the provincial and federal departments, banks, financial organization, scientific and research organization, public relation organization, mass communication organization, provincial and national assemblies libraries, court libraries, hospital libraries, private organization, and corporation etc. All the above organization and institutions offer great opportunities for library sciences graduate.

Kinds of libraries

  • National library
  • Colleges’ libraries
  • Universities libraries
  • Schools libraries
  • Public libraries
  • Special libraries

Scope of Library sciences

It may surprise you to learn that Punjab University was the first institution of higher learning in Asia to offer regular classes in “library science.” Punjab University also released The Punjab Library Primer, the first English textbook on this topic, in 1916. In the book, the term “Library Science” was also first used. Even those with a postgraduate diploma can find decent jobs with ease because of the shortage of qualified librarians. Even though Pakistan has a very small number of public libraries, an increasing number of educational institutions are creating more job opportunities for you.

Nature of Work

When a student steps into practical life after having complete the academic qualification, he has a broad field in front of him where he can try his abilities, opportunities and natural talent.  There are different categories in library science performing different duties:

  • Provides guidance to  the researchers and students
  • Operates the portal for educational and research institutions’ e-libraries.
  • Manages all library-related activities, including book acquisition and distribution.
  • Include book binding, conservation, digital and analog reformatting, digital preservation, and environmental monitoring

How to become a librarian

After intermediate class one can do BS in library science or post graduate diploma from a university where this subject is taught. After that you can also opt for Masters Degree in Library sciences

Universities Offering Library Sciences In Pakistan:

There are a large number of universities in Pakistan which are offering Library and Information Science at Bachelors and M Phil Level in Pakistan. The names of some of the universities are listed below in detail.

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Qualities Required for library sciences

The success and development of a librarian depends on the following:

  • He must be educated as well as skilled, well mannered, Consistent
  • Aware of modern trends and research
  • Know more than one language and   Fond of study
  • Have knowledge of the political, social and educational system
  • Knowledge of modern developments i.e. knowledge of computer
  • Ability to mobilize the subordinates
  • Have desire of national development and progress
  • Command over speaking and writing
  • Responsible and Sincere to one’s profession

Job Opportunities and market

The numbers of libraries are increasing gradually keeping in view of the importance and efficacy of library science. Libraries are being established in every notable organization of the country. According to the available records, there are the following libraries in Pakistan.

  • School libraries
  • College libraries
  • University libraries
  • Special libraries
  • Public libraries
  • National centre libraries
  • Libraries in the villages

Career Options in Library Sciences in Pakistan

  • Chief librarian
  • Assistant librarian
  • Classifier, cataloger, bibliographer, reference librarian
  • Information assistant
  • Documentation assistant
  • Library assistant


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