What is a Career in Library & Information Science?

I find a Career in Library & Information Science very interesting. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Library & Information Science, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Library & Information Science. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Library & Information Science, when I came across: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20190723-0003/Science/Management/Career-in-Library-&-Information-Science/english

Dr Shantanu Ganguly's professional point of view!

With 29 years of professional experience, Dr Shantanu Ganguly understands Library & Information Science. Dr Shantanu Ganguly has worked in Library & Information Science as Fellow in TERI. In Dr Shantanu Ganguly's own words, this is how Dr Shantanu Ganguly got into Library & Information Science: "I have done B Sc, M Sc, MBA in Marketing Management, B LISc, M LISc, PG Diploma in Computer Applications and a Ph D in Marketing of Special Library Services. I am working in TERI since 1990 as a Fellow in it's library." I searched Dr Shantanu Ganguly on Google and found this profile: https://www.lifepage.in/page/shantanuganguly

Career Video on Library & Information Science

In a video, Dr Shantanu Ganguly has talked about various aspects of a Career in Library & Information Science. Dr Shantanu Ganguly started by explaining Library & Information Science as: "Library Science is an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary field that applies the practices, perspectives, and tools of management, information technology, education, and other areas to libraries; the collection, organization, preservation, and dissemination of information resources; and the political economy of information." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Library & Information Science is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Library & Information Science. Dr Shantanu Ganguly touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Semantic Ontological Engineering
  • Taxonomy Management
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Deployment of Open Source Platforms
  • Emerging Technology
  • Basics of Library Information Science
This Career demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out.
Dr Shantanu Ganguly then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Library & Information Science:
  • Selection & Collection of Resources
  • Proposal Writing
  • Communication Skills
  • Repackaging of Service
  • Query Handling
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Dr Shantanu Ganguly believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Library & Information Science:
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Developing Knowledge
  • Providing Services
It is important that one develops a fair understanding of the Challenges of this Career.
And, Dr Shantanu Ganguly believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Library & Information Science:
  • Budget Constraints
  • Technology Obsolescence
  • Addressing Queries of Stakeholders

In the final section of the video Dr Shantanu Ganguly talks about How a day goes in a Career in Library & Information Science. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Library & Information Science, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20190723-0003

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