WBSSC recruitment of Librarians - Last date 31 July 2012


ACHARYA SADAN: 11 & 11/1, Block-EE, Salt Lake; Kolkata-700091

The West Bengal School Service Commission is going to hold the 2 nd Regional Level Selection Test (NT) 2012, for the recruitment of NonTeaching Staff for the post of Librarian in recognized Non-Govt. aided Jr. High / High /Higher Secondary Schools in West Bengal in terms of WB
School Service Commission Act, 1997 as amended by WBSSC (Amendment) Act, 2008 against the vacancies reported as per WB School
Service Commission (Selection of Persons for Appointment to the Post of Non-Teaching) Rules, 2009 & subsequent corrigendum and advertised herewith.

The Panel shall be prepared for the post of Librarian through Written Examination, Academic Score & Personality Test. The vacancy
lists in this advertisement are provisional vacancy list and the vacancies indicated herein are tentative and the final vacancy lists declaring the
actual vacancies in the posts of Non-Teaching Staff for the post of Librarian shall be published during the publication of the result of the Written
Test as provided in the above Rules of 2009.

1. Eligibility: Any citizen of India may apply only for a single post of Librarian in School. The candidate for the post of Librarian may apply for a

particular Region in the prescribed form available from the website i.e. www.westbengalssc.com.

2. Qualification Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in General Stream in Arts/ Science/ Commerce as Regular/ External/ Private candidate or through

Distance mode of Education/ Correspondence course with Degree in Library Science as Regular/ External/ Private candidate or through Distance

mode of Education/ Correspondence course.

3. Age: Minimum: 20 years as on 01.01.2012 (i.e. not born after 01.01.1992). Maximum: 40 years as on 01.01.2012 (i.e. not born before


Relaxation: Relaxable by 05 years for SC/ST, 03 years for OBC, 08 years for PH candidates and upto 55 years of age for approved Nonteaching Staff in recognised non-Govt. aided Jr. High / High /Higher Secondary Schools.

4. Medium of Instruction in the Institution applied for: A candidate willing to be selected as a non-teaching staff in any School, having
Bengali or English or Hindi or Nepali or Oriya or Santali or Telegu or Urdu as the medium of instruction, must have Bengali or English or Hindi or
Nepali or Oriya or Santali or Telegu or Urdu, as first or second or third language at Secondary Level of the Board or its equivalent or Higher
Secondary Level of the Council or its equivalent; or at any subsequent Higher Level of Education in that Language Paper.

at Secondary level of the Board or its equivalent or Higher Secondary level of the Council or its equivalent; or at any subsequent higher level of

education in that language paper for the post of Librarian;

5. Admit Card: The admit cards for written examination for the post of Librarian shall be issued by the Central Commission.

6. Medium of Answers: Questions will be set in English & Bengali. Answers to be given either in English or Bengali. Candidates applying for

English medium Schools shall have to answer in English only.

Fees for Examination

Fees amount in the form of Demand Draft of any Nationalized Bank payable at Kolkata

General /OBC : 250Rs
SC/ST/PH : Rs 80

. How to Apply Online :

Candidates can apply online only from 04-07-2012 to 31-07-2012 upto 5:00 p.m. Candidate have to send the downloaded filled-in

Application Form with relevant document attached by post mentioning “Application for the post of Librarian” addressed to the
concerned Regional School Service Commission, detailed in the advertisement


The Application alongwith photocopies of documents/ testimonials and the Demand Draft of requisite fees of any Nationalized Bank should reach the concerned Regional Commission’s office within 31-07-2012 by 05:00 p.m. positively. Any other mode of Application will not be encouraged at all.



Written Examination: Library & Information Science

Unit I: Library, Information & Society

Library as a Social Institution, Library movement, Role of Libraries in formal and

informal Education; Types of Libraries: National, Public, Academic & Special; Laws of

Library Science; Information Society: Its evolution and implications; Freedom of access

to information: Intellectual property rights, copyright, censorship; Extension &

Community Information Services; Library Legislation in India; Professional

Associations: Roles and Activities

Unit II: Library Management

Library Planning; Collection Management: Document Selection, Ordering, Processing &

Library Committee: Library Rules and Regulations; Human Resource Management;

Office Management; Financial Management: Budget and Budgetary Control; Library

Statistics and Annual Report; Library Standards; Library Maintenances: Shelving, Stock
Verification & Conservation.

Unit III: Knowledge Organization and Information Processing: Library

Classification Library Cataloguing
Classification: Its Nature, Purpose and Function; Knowledge Classification and
Document Classification; Subjects and their formation: Universe of Subjects, Modes of
formation of Subjects etc.; General Theory of Classification: Normative Principles and
their Application, Standard Schemes of Library Classification; Trends in Library

Classification; Library Cataloguing: Canons, and Principles- Types, Purpose and their

Physical forms; Different Kinds of Entries and rules for Filling Entries; Principles of
Subject Cataloguing: Assigning Subjects Headings using Library of Congress SubjectHeadings & Sear’s List of Subject Headings etc.; Cataloguing Standards: ISBD, ISBN,
ISSN, Computerized Cataloguing- MARC, UNIMARC, CCF; Recent trends in Cataloguing.

Unit IV: Information Sources, Services and Systems

Reference and Information Sources: Documentary, non- documentary sources-Evaluation

of reference sources; Users of Information: Types, Character tics, need and study of

users; Organization of Information: Abstracting and Abstracts Indexing Languages;

Information Centers: Different levels of Information Centers (International, National,
Regional & Local); Information Systems: Structure and Services of Information Systems;
Library as an Information System; Information Services: Need and Types of Reference,
Documentation & Information Services.

Unit V: Basics of Computers Application in Libraries

Components of Computer System; Generation and Types of Computers; Hardware and

Software; Deta Storage Media; Operating System and their Types; DOS and Windows;
File Creation; Application Software; Computer Networking; Library and Information





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