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Post Graduate Department of Library and Information Science
Established in 1971

Information has become an integral part of all aspects in modern-day life and in the knowledge society. It is a significant determinant of social, economic and cultural growth in all sectors of life. Therefore acquiring the necessary skills for the effective utilization of information and information sources is imperative for every knowledge worker - from the highest level of governmental decision-making to the lowest decision-making individual entrepreneur. The faculty of the Department of Library and Information Science fulfills this responsibility by educating men and women at bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels to become leaders in libraries, archives, and information/knowledge centres; conducting research to advance the information sciences; and performing public service to support the information professions and the public good.

“Our mission is to Create New Frontiers of Knowledge in Quest for Development of society”. The Department of Library and Information Science ( earlier Department of Library Science) was established in 1971 in the Old University Campus and a Certificate course in Library Science was started. In1983-84, B.Lib.Sc. Programme was introduced by the University, as Prof. J.S.Sharma took charge as Chief Librarian and Head, Department of Library Science. He brought with him a rich and varied experience of Library Science Education and Library Services. From the session 1985-86, the Department also started the M.Lib.Sc. and Ph.D programme in Library Science. In 1998, the Department was shifted to a separate newly constructed wing on the ground floor of the Central Library of University of Jammu. The newly constructed building has a separate departmental library, lecture halls, faculty rooms and IT laboratory. The Department is recognized as Programme Study Centre of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi since 1995. In 2008, the nomenclature of the Department was changed from Post Graduate Department of Library Science to Post Graduate Department of Library and Information Science.

Thrust areas of research in the Department are Human Resource Management, IT Application to Libraries, Agriculture Information/Knowledge System and Public Library System

 

 

 

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