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ERMS School Librarian Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) has announced 369 Vacancies for Librarian posts. The eligible candidates can submit their application form online at www.emrs.tribal.gov.in.

  • Post Name: Librarian.
  • Total No. of Post: 369 (UR-152, EWS- 36, OBC- 99, SC- 55, ST- 27)
  • Selection Process:
  • EMRS Staff Selection Exam (ESSE-2023)
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination.
ERMS Librarian Syllabus

EMRS Librarian Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: EMRS Staff Selection Exam (ESSE-2023) will be conducted in “OMR Based (Pen-Paper)” mode
  • Choice of Medium of Question/Exam Papers: Medium of Examination will be both Hindi and English.
  • However, in the case of TGTs, Miscellaneous Category Teachers, and Hostel Warden, the Language Competency Test in Part VI will be conducted in Regional Language opted by the candidate.
  • Further, for the post of TGT (Third Language), the medium of test for Part IV (Domain Knowledge) will be in a concerned third language
  • Exam (Objective Type): 120 marks.
  • Language Competency Test -30 mark
  • Negative Marking- 0.25 mark shall be deducted for every incorrect answer.

GENERAL SUBJECTS SYLLABUS

  • General Awareness: General knowledge and Current affairs with special emphasis in the field of education. • Reasoning Ability Puzzles & Seating arrangement, Data sufficiency, Statement based questions (Verbal. reasoning), Inequality, Blood relations, Sequences and Series, Direction Test, Assertion and Reason, Venn Diagrams.
  • Knowledge of ICT: Fundamentals of Computer Systems, Basics of Operating Systems, MS Office, Keyboard Shortcuts and their uses, Important Computer Terms and Abbreviations, Computer Networks, Cyber Security, and the Internet.
  • Teaching Aptitude: Teaching-Nature, Characteristics, Objectives, and Basic requirements, Learner’s characteristics, Factors affecting teaching, Methods of Teaching, Teaching Aids and Evaluation Systems.
  • Experiential activity-based pedagogy and case study based
  • National Education Policy (NEP)- 2020
  • Khelo India, Fit India, and other similar programs (for PET only)
  • General Hindi: संधि, समास, विलोम शब्द, पर्यायवाची शब्द, सामान्य अशुद्धियाँ, वाक्यांशों के लिए एक शब्द, मुहाबरे-लोकोक्तियाँ, अपठित गधांश प्रश्न।
  • General English: Verb, Tenses, Voice, Subject-Verb Agreement, Articles, Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Adverb, Error Correction, Sentence Rearrangement, Unseen Passages, Vocabulary, Antonyms/Synonyms, Grammar, Idioms & Phrases

LIBRARY & INFORMATION SCIENCE SYLLABUS

Part 1: Foundation of Library & Information Science.

Unit.1. Library as a Social Institution

– Social & Historical foundations of Library.

– Different types of libraries- Academic, Public, Special –their distinguishing features and functions.

– Role of U.G.C. for the development of Academic libraries.

– Role of Library in formal and informal education.

Unit.2 Normative Principles of Lib. & Inf. Science

– Five Laws of Library Science.

– Implications of five laws in Lib. & Inf. Science

– Development of Libraries with special reference to India, Baroda Public Library system

– Library cooperation Resource Sharing and Library Networking.

Unit 3. Laws relating to Libraries & Information.

– Library legislation needs and essential features.

– Library legislation in India.

– Maharashtra Public Library Act.

– Press and registration act & Delivery of Books act (Public Library).

– Copyright act, Intellectual Property rights.

Unit.4. Library and Information Profession

– Attribution of profession.

– Librarianship as a profession.

– Professional ethics.

– Professional associations & their role.

– National & International Library Associations- FID, IFLA, LA, ILA, ALA, IASLIC, etc.

– Professional education & research.

Unit.5. Promoters of Library & Information Services

– National level promoters- RRRLF.

– International level promotersUNESCO

Unit 6. Public relations & Extension activities

– Definition

– facets and programs.

– Publicity & extension, Outreach activities.

– Library pathfinders (Guides)

– Factors affecting Library development, Literacy, publishing, and Book Trade.

Part II: Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval.

Unit. 1. Universe of Knowledge

– Structure and attributes.

– Modes of formation of subjects.

– Different types of subjects.

– Universe of subjects as mapped in different schemes of classification.

Unit. 2 Bibliographic description

– Catalogue purpose, Structure, and types of physical forms including OPAC filling rules.

– Normative Principles of cataloging.

– Overview of principles and practice in document description.

– Current trends in Standardization, description, and exchange.

– Standard codes of cataloging.

Unit. 3. Methods of Knowledge Organization

– General theory of Library Classification.

– Normative principles of classification and their application.

– Species of Library Classification.

– Standard Schemes of Classifications and their Features, CC, DDC, UDC.

– Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics

– Design and development of schemes of Library Classification, Standard sub-division Index.

– Trends in Library Classification.

Unit.4. Subject Classification

– Principles of Subject Classification.

– Subject heading lists and their feature.

Part III: Information Technology: Basic

Unit.1 Information Technology

– Definition, Need, Scope and Objectives.

Unit. 2 Computer Basic

– Introduction to Computers

– Overview of Historical Development of Computers.

– Generations of Computers, Classification of Computers.

– Essential Components of the Computer system.

Unit.3 Computer Architecture-Organization of Computer

– Input and Output devices- Keyboard, Scanner, OCR, Printers, Monitor

Unit. 4. Software.

-Operating systems: Single & Multi-User Systems, Basic features of MS-DOS, MS

Windows, Linux, UNIX, Windows NT etc.

– Programming Languages: Concepts and Tools

– Algorithm & Flowcharting.

Part II: Knowledge Organization, Information Processing & Retrieval.

Unit. 1. Universe of Knowledge

– Structure and attributes.

– Modes of formation of subjects.

– Different types of subjects.

– Universe of subjects as mapped in different schemes of classification.

Unit. 2 Bibliographic description

– Catalogue purpose, Structure, and types of physical forms including OPAC filling rules.

– Normative Principles of cataloging.

– Overview of principles and practice in document description.

– Current trends in Standardization, description, and exchange.

– Standard codes of cataloging.

Unit. 3. Methods of Knowledge Organization

– General theory of Library Classification.

– Normative principles of classification and their application.

– Species of Library Classification.

– Standard Schemes of Classifications and their Features, CC, DDC, UDC.

– Notation: Need, Functions, Characteristics

– Design and development of schemes of Library Classification, Standard sub-division Index.

– Trends in Library Classification.

Unit.4. Subject Classification

– Principles of Subject Classification.

– Subject heading lists and their feature.

Part III: Information Technology: Basic

Unit.1 Information Technology

– Definition, Need, Scope, and Objectives.

Unit. 2 Computer Basic

– Introduction to Computers

– Overview of Historical Development of Computers.

– Generations of Computers, Classification of Computers.

– Essential Components of the Computer System.

Unit.3 Computer Architecture-Organization of Computer

– Input and Output devices- Keyboard, Scanner, OCR, Printers, Monitor

Unit. 4. Software.

-Operating systems: Single & Multi-User Systems, Basic features of MS-DOS, MS

Windows, Linux, UNIX, Windows NT, etc.

– Programming Languages: Concepts and Tools

– Algorithm & Flowcharting.

Part III: Information Technology: Basic

Unit. 5 MS-Office package

Unit. 6 DBMS Package

– Familiarity with DBASE, FOXPRO, CDS/ISIS, SOUL, MS Access (Basic features) Unit

7. Computer application to library & Information work

– Housekeeping operations Unit 8. Communication Technology

– Communication Technology Basic Concepts

– Networking: Basic Concepts. – Internet

Part IV: Management of Libraries & Information Centres/Institutions

Unit.1 Management

– Concepts, definition, and scope.

– Management styles and approaches.

– Management schools of thought.

– Functions and principles of Scientific Management.

Unit.2 Human Resource Management

– Organizational structure.

– Delegation, Communication, and Participation.

– Job Description and Analysis, Job evaluation.

– Inter-personal relation. – Recruitment procedures.

– Motivation, Group Dynamics.

– Training and Development.

– Disciplines and Grievances.

– Performance Appraisal.

Unit.3. Financial Management

– Resources Mobilization

– Budgeting Techniques and Methods PPBS, Zero Based Budgeting, etc.

– Budgetary Control.

– Cost-effectiveness and Cost Benefit analysis.

– Outsourcing.

Unit. 4 Reporting

– Types of reports, Annual report compilation, Contents, and style.

– Library Statistics etc.

Unit 5 System Analysis and Design

– Library as a system

– Project Management PERT/COM

– Decision Tables.

– Performance evaluation standards, MIS.

– Performance Measurement, reengineering, Time and Motion Study

– SWOT (Strength Weakness Opportunities Threat)

– DFD (Data Flow Diagram)

Unit 6. Total Quality Management (TQM)

– Definition, Concept, Element

– Quality Audit, LIS-related standards.

– Technology Management.

Unit. 7 Library House Keeping Operations.

– Different sections of the Library & Information Center and their functions.

– Collection Development and Management Policies Procedures.

– Book Ordering (Acquisition)

– Technical Processing.

– Serials Control, Circulation Control, Maintenance, etc.

– Stock Verification- Policies and Procedures.

– Evaluation and Weeding.

– Archiving-conservation-Preservation.

– Restoration including Print, Non-Print, and Electronic Materials.

Unit.8 Planning

– Concept, Definition, Need and Purpose, Types.

– Policies and Procedures, MBO

– Building and Space Management in Libraries and Information Centers.

– Library Building, Interior & Exterior, Furniture, Equipment, Standards & Types.

– Risk Management, Contingency Management.

– Planning of related Infrastructure, Library Standards.

Unit 9. Management of change.

– Concept of change.

– Changes in Procedures, Methods, Tools, and Techniques.

– Problems of Incorporating Change.

– Techniques of Managing Change.

Part V: Information Sources & Services

Unit 1. Reference and information sources.

– Documentary Sources of Information, Print, Non-Print including Electronic: Special features, Scope, types

– Nature, Characteristic, Utility, and evaluation of different types of Information sources: Physical formats, Authority, Content, Utility.

– Non-Documentary Information Sources.

– Reference Sources Categories, Primary, Secondary & Tertiary Information Sources. (Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Periodical, Thesis, Books, Yearbook, Patents, Trade literature, standards, Monographs, Reference Books, Year Books, Almanac, Atlas, Abstracting & Indexing periodicals, Bibliographies, Handbooks, etc.)

– Internet as a Source of Information.

Unit.2. Reference Service.

– Concept, Definition, Need, Scope and Trends.

– Reference Interview and Search Techniques.

Unit 3. Information Services and Products

– Information services and Products.

– Information services concepts, Definitions, Needs and trends.

– Need, Techniques and Evaluation of Alerting services (CAS&SDI)

– Bibliographic, Referral, Document Delivery and Translation Services.

Unit.4. Information System and their Services.

– Study of National, International and Commercial Information Systems and ServicesBackground, their Services and Products.

Part VI: Library Users

Unit 1. Techniques of Library and Information Centres Survey.

– Proforma method.

– Interview method.

– Records analysis method.

Unit.2. Information users and their information Needs

– Categories of Information users.

– Information needs definitions and models.

– Information-seeking behaviour.

Unit.3 User Education

– Goals and Objectives level, Techniques and Methods, Evaluation of Users’ Education Programmes.

Unit. 4. User Studies.

– Methods and techniques of User studies.

– Evaluation of User studies.

Unit 5. User Orientation Programmes:

– Conventional and modern Techniques: Study tours, Newsletters, Handbooks, Leaflets, PowerPoint presentations, Websites etc.

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