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Libraries are repositories of knowledge, information and entertainment. The basic aim of library is to disseminate knowledge. With the upsurge in the number of institutes in the field of learning and the intensification of research activities, the importance of libraries is also growing. This has made the librarianship attain the status of a separate discipline in the universe of knowledge. Librarianship is the profession which concerns with organising, maintenance and storage of books in a library. Librarians are the custodians of library. Librarians assist people in finding information and using it effectively in their personal and professional lives. (They help people to navigate the increasingly far-flung and voluminous world of data.) Libraries contain books, periodicals, micro-films, videos, cassettes and slides - for education, research, reference and pleasure. Those who systematically catalogue, store and display these items are librarians. The traditional concept of a library is being redefined, from a place to access paper records or books, to one which also houses the most advanced media, including CD-ROM, the Internet, virtual libraries, and remote access to a wide range of resources. There are different kinds of libraries depending upon the individuals to which it is catering. Various kinds of libraries are public, reference, children’s libraries and those attached to offices and institutions of both private and public. These could include a mobile lending library. There are also specialist libraries attached to the research and academic institutions that cater to specific readers in specific subjects such as medicine, engineering, art, music, or types of books such as Braille or collections for children. Eligibility Educational: Minimum qualification required to take up a course in Library Science is graduation. One with graduation can go for Bachelors degree in library science. Duration of this bachelors course is one year. Those with Bachelor degree in library science can go for Masters degree in library science which is of one year duration. One can also go for M.Phil and Ph.D in this field. There are also diploma and certificate courses. Various universities, colleges, polytechnics, as well as distance learning institutions around the country offer courses in Library Science. In most of the institutes selection is through an entrance test. Course areas include library and information systems management, classification/cataloguing systems, bibliography, documentation, preservation and conservation of manuscript, library management, research methodology, computer applications, information processing, archives management, indexing, library planning etc. Personal attributes: One can become a librarian if he/she has a basic interest in books as well as a variety of topics, good communication skills, customer service attitude, methodical approach, organising ability, ability to anticipate user's needs, a wide general knowledge and ability to cope with frequent interruptions when doing jobs requiring concentration. They must have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources, and follow trends related to publishing, computers, and the media to effectively oversee the selection and organization of library materials. ________________________________________ Lift Technology Lift Technology alias Elevator Technology is a budding career field which provide ample job prospects in India and abroad. Lift is inevitable for any multistoried building. The mushrooming of multifaceted building like malls, multiplex, showrooms etc. in the cities have created a sudden burst of opportunities in the field of lift technology. Lift technicians/mechanics are well trained professionals who can handle all the issues connected with the lift, elevators and related equipment. They are responsible for repairing and servicing of lifts, escalators, elevators, chairlifts and other electronic transport equipment in commercial, residential and industrial buildings. The major tasks of lift technicians include installation, testing, maintenance (breakdown & preventive) and renovation of lifts and related equipments; ensuring its safety operation; restoring the damaged parts/break down maintenance, servicing at regular intervals etc. The work of a lift technician requires a comprehensive knowledge of electrical systems, physics, electronics and hydraulics as most of the equipment uses computerized or electronic controls. Many elevators are controlled with microprocessors, which are programmed to analyze traffic conditions in order to dispatch elevators in the most efficient manner. Quite a few placement opportunities are being generated everyday in the field of Lift Technology. In India, several Industrial Training institutes (ITI's) run by government and Industrial training centers (ITC's) run privately both operating under the general guidance of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment, Union government of India conduct courses in Lift technology. NILT (National Institute of Lift Technology) is one of the major institutes in the private sector offering lift technology course. Placement facilities are also provided by the institutes conducting lift technology courses. Those who have successfully completed the course can get job openings as Lift Engineers, Lift Supervisors, Lift Technicians etc. Eligibility To pursue a career as a Lift Technician/ Mechanic, one should have a Diploma in Lift Technology. I.T.I's and some private institutes offer courses for Lift Mechanics. The minimum eligibility for applying to this course is a pass in the 10th standard. No admission test are conducted for the course. Direct admission will be given to the candidate, if they provide required certificates. Diploma in Lift Technology course is of 1 year duration and the Lift Mechanic craftsmen training course is of 2 years. The passed out I.T.I trainees of Electrician and Wireman trade can join directly to the 2nd year of Lift mechanic course. Some institutes provides 6 months lift technology courses also. The institutes conducting courses in Lift technology should be well equipped with all the necessary facilities to provide the student the best work exposure. NILT (National Institute of Lift Technology), one of top Institutes in India provide counseling and career guidance to their candidates along with the course. Courses in Lift technology involves with the study of subjects related to installation, servicing and commissioning of lifts; its classifications, structural designs etc. The course programs consist of both theory and practical training. Personal Skills : An excellent lift technician must possess a great mechanical aptitude and a thorough knowledge of electrical components. They should have the technical knowledge to solve various issues related with lifts, elevators etc. Other essential attributes needed for this profession are loads of patience, ability to find the faults and defects in machines, problem solving skills and good judgement. They must also have computer skills to monitor the lift systems. It is a job which include a variety of physical tasks like carrying and lifting heavy equipments while repairing the lifts. So one must be healthy and must have good physical stamina. Good communication skill is very much needed for a lift technician, since they usually work as part of a team. Sometimes lift technicians may have to work long hours in hazardous situations and they should possess the ability to manage the various risks associated with the job. They should be familiar with hand tools like screw drivers, cutting torches, welding equipment etc. ________________________________________ Linguistics Linguistics- the science of language, is the study of social, historical, political, biological, psychological and economic aspects of a language. It focuses on the sounds, words and grammar of specific languages; the relationship between languages; or the universal characteristics of all languages. The word 'linguistics' has been derived from the Latin words 'lingua' (tongue) and 'istics' (knowledge). Linguistics study, explore all aspects of ancient and modern languages, as well as human language in general. The field identifies the common element connecting the languages and draws its relevance from archeology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, sociology, English, computer science and almost all subjects known to mankind. It is the study of not one particular language but of human language in general, its sound, structure, meaning and function. It studies language as a universal and recognisable part of human behaviour. The connection of a language with mind, society and other languages is critically examined in linguistics. Linguistics careers are excellent for those who are passionate about and intrigued by language and its role in culture, learning and society. The impact of globalisation on business, industry and most professions, recognised the need of cross-cultural communication skills for which linguistic training is a basic requirement. Those who are specialised in linguistics are known as linguists. They study the scientific aspects of a language by observation and analysis of the ways of speaking, and figure out language variations according to social setting, geographical regions, time period; relationship between language and mind and many such issues. Major branches of study associated with linguistics are phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Phonetics study the physical aspects of language and the sounds of language, while those who focus on phonology study the function of sound in specific languages or dialects. Morphology involves the study of the units of language, or 'morphemes'. Syntax study sentence structure, or how words combine to form sentences. Those who focus on semantics study the meaning involved in language. Through Linguistic courses, you will learn about organization and use of languages, as well as develop skills in critical reading, argumentation and analysis. Eligibility Educational: Linguistics, the science of language focus on the discovery of the universal aspects of languages. Linguistics curriculums involve the description and explanation of language, as well as its origin and evolution. Several under graduate and post graduate degree and diploma programs are conducted in the field of linguistics by various universities/institutes all over India. The minimum requirement for admission to undergraduate program is pass in 10+2 examination. To pursue education at post graduate level, one should possess a graduation in linguistics or degree in any stream. Preference is given to arts scholars or those with linguistic educational background. One can also go for Ph.D and M.Phil in linguistics after masters degree. Personal attributes: In order to build a career in the field of linguistics, a person should have proficiency in reading, writing as well as speaking the language, in which he/she is conducting the study. A good memory, concentration, rapid responses, speed and accuracy are essential personal qualities one must posses. This field demands attention to detail, rigorous and logical thinking, the ability to develop excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to use language creatively. Organisational ability and good time-management skills, adaptability, good interpersonal skills and being an extrovert are also essential qualities to be in this career area

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