Prospect of Personality Development and Communication Skills in LIS Education: A Study of the Indian Context
Keywords:Library & Information Science Curriculum, Course Content, Personality Development, Communication, Content Analysis, Job Market, Employment
The paper considers the proposed inclusion of personality development and communication skills in the LIS curriculum. Content analysis of post-graduate curriculums of Library and Information Science studies in India and online job advertisements are taken as case studies to examine the proposal. The data displays a certain level of mismatch in the course content and job requirements. The content counts job requirements display requirements of communications skills but personality development is not mentioned at all. Instead broader and generalized terms like personal managements or human resource managements are found to be part of the job requirements. Interestingly, course contents show the inclusion of both Personality Development and Communication Skills in the post-graduate studies.