The Centre for Library and Information Science Studies (CLISS), Dibrugarh University was established in January05 with a view to impart education and practical training in Library and Information services. Since the North Eastern states are lagging far behind in respect of Library and Information services in comparison with other parts of the country, it is expected that the CLISS will be able to overcome this situation by developing the required trained manpower.Most of the academic libraries are staffed by one Librarian having Library Science degree and one or two attendants without library science training. Even libraries attached with the Research organizations are under-staffed and most of the Sub-divisional libraries are also run by untrained librarians due to dearth of trained personal.Hundreds of Secondary and Higher Secondary schools and Junior College Libraries run without Librarians. The CLISS is expected to definitely fulfill the need of the entire region. The centre has very good output till now and almost all of the outgoing students of the centre have successfully managed to get a job in different institutions, both government andprivate;in different parts of the country.
Aims and objectives of the CLISS:
The basic aim of the CLISS is to develop manpower by imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge in Library and Information Science. It is intended to develop skills and techniques among the students for offering effective and efficient Library and Information Services in their future professional life,
The main objectives of CLISS are:
- To have the basic understanding about the role of Library and Information Centres in modern educational and social milieu.
- To train students on the principles of methods and techniques of organizations and management of modern library and information centre.
- To acquaint students with important information sources and services in different disciplines and service sectors.
- To train students in application of information technology in information collection, processing, storage and retrieval.
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