Friday, May 4, 2012

Vacancy: May'12

Name of Organization: Royel University of Dhaka

Job Title: Assistant Librarian 

No of Vacancies: 01

Educational Qualification:
Master’s Degree in Library Science with 3 years practical experience.

Salary: Negotiable

Application Deadline: 28 May, 2012

Apply Instruction:
Application with complete CV, copies of academic & experience certificates and two recent passport size photographs should be sent to Register, Royel University of Dhaka, House-2, Road-10, Block-E, Banani, Dhaka-1213

Job Source: The Daily Prothom Alo, Date: 21.05.2012, Page: 18(6)
Name of Organization: Victoria University of Bangladesh

Job Title: Assistant Librarian 
No of Vacancies: 01

Educational Qualification:
The candidate will have a M.A. degree in Library Science from a reputed university and would be capable of working independently with little or no supervision.  

Work Experience: 04

Job Requirement:
Must have at least four years experience in relevant filed. Persons with third division at any level may not apply.
Salary: Negotiable

Other Benefits:
Attractive compensation packages will be offered to the selected candidate.
Application Deadline: 24 May, 2012

Apply Instruction:
For immediate employment, applications with complete curriculum vitae along with a passport size photograph should reach the Registrar, Victoria University of Bangladesh, 58/11/A Panthapath (East), Dhaka- 1205.

Job Source:
Name of Organization: Uttara University

Job Title: Library Officer /Asst. Library Officer

Educational Qualification:
Bachelor/Honors in Library, and Information Science Or Bachelor in any discipline with Diploma in Library and Information Science.

Work Experience:
At least 3 years experience for Library officer & 2 years experience for Asst. Library officer. Skill in MS Office, Internet, Power Point and Library Management Software.

Salary: Attractive compensation package will be offered to the deserving candidates.

Application Deadline: 07 June, 2012

Source : The Daily Prothom Alo

Apply Instruction :
Applicants are requested to apply with detailed C.V, 2 copies of passport size photographs and all academic certificates (attested) to reach the Registrar, House04, Road-15, Sector-06, Uttara, Dhaka- 1230.Candidates are requested to bring all original educational certificates at the time of interview.

Application Deadline: 7 June 2012

Name of Organization: Food and Nutrition Institute, Dhaka University

Name of Position:   Deputy Librarian

No. of Vacancies :  N01

How to apply:
For detail, please see The Daily Prothop Alo, Date: 09.05.1012, Page: 18(1)

Application deadline: May 25, 2012

Job Source: the Daily Prothop Alo, Date: 09.05.1012, Page: 18(1)

Name of Organization: Nortrhern University Bangladesh (NUB Trust)

Name of Position:   Library Officer

No. of Vacancies :  N/A

Job Description / Responsibility
  • Provide all types of circulation services in the Library
  • Guide users in getting information
  • Process all types of library materials and assign perfect classification number
  • Contribute to the formulation of library policies and procedures
Job Nature: Full-time

Educational Requirements
Masters degree in Library science with 02 years experience at any public/private University or similar institution.

Experience Requirements
  • Minimum 2 year(s)
  • The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
    Education (Universities)
Additional Job Requirements
Having good command in English and computer literacy will be considered as an additional qualification.

Salary Range: Negotiable 
Other Benefits: As per NUB pay Scale

How to apply:
An application with detailed CV, copies of certificates, mark sheets, two copies of recent color photographs, two name of referees, photocopy of national ID card to be sent to the Registrar, Northern University Bangladesh, 93, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Karwanbazar, Dhaka-1215

Application deadline: May 15, 2012

Job Source:

Name of Organization: Sunnydale School

Name of Position:   Librarian

No. of Vacancies :  01 

Salary: N/A

Educational Qualification and Experience: Candidates must have a degree in Library Science and knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.

How to apply:
Application with complete CV should be submitted to House-34, Road-7, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1205. Name of the post must mention on the envelop.

Application deadline: May 20, 2012

Job Source: Please see the Prothom Alo, Date: 04.05.2012, Page 9(1)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Preparation for VIVA

Interview is one of the most important way of selecting suitable person from a numerous of candidates. In any interview board, the examiners always try to find out the inner qualities of the candidate for the required position. With this view, interviewee has to pose his /her potentiality in the board regarding the post. Though, interview is perhaps the most universally feared undertaking, for a well prepared candidate, it may be enjoyable way to share one’s background of potentiality of the post. While practice is the best way to diminish physiological and psychological symptoms, an attitude adjustment is the best way to eliminate self-perpetuating negative thinking.
However while taking adequate mental and other preparation, a person seeking jobs in library profession should undergo following questions:

Suggested Interview Questions for Library Jobs:
1. What is library?
2. What motivated you to seek a library degree?
3. Why did you decide to apply for this position?
4. Discuss some of your achievement regarding this field.
5. How are you qualified for this job?
6. What qualifications do you have that make you think you will be a success at this job?
7. Do you have some extraordinary qualities that distinguish you from others?
8. What experience do you have dealing with academic scholars?
9. What is your experience with automated systems and with computers in general?
10. What do you think a reference librarian's duties should be?
11. What does success mean to you? How do you judge it?
12. What types of things make you angry? How do you react?
13. In what ways do you think you can make a contribution to our department?
14. Why do you think this library should hire you?
15. Mention some popular reference materials.
16. What does librarianship means?
17. Is Library Science is Science or Arts?
18. What is data?
19. What is metadata?
20. What is information?
21. What is the difference between data and information?
22. What are the functions of a reference librarian?
23. Mention some popular online databases with their subject coverage.
24. Who is Melvil Dewey?
25. What is his contribution in library profession?
26. What are the major classifications of the DDC?
27. Mention some popular journals in our field.
28. Abbreviate ISBN and ISSN. Describe their role in this information era.
29. What do you mean by literature search?
30. What do you mean by "Bibliography”?
31. What are the steps in compiling a Bibliography?
32. How will you arrange bibliographies?
33. What do you mean by bibliographic control?
34. What are the tools of bibliographic control?
35. What is catalogue?
36. Why library users need catalogue?
37. Discuss the history of library movement in Bangladesh.
38. Which is more important ' Bibliography or Abstract ' for controlling information explosion?
39. Briefly discuss the role of Library Association.
40. What is library science?
41. Why library science is called science?
42. Which is the largest library in the world?
43. What are the major Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) classes?
44. What are the ten major classes of Universal Decimal Classification?
45. Which is the largest library in your country (both in collection and structure)?
46. Briefly discuss history of library education in your country.
47. Which resource do you prefer - electronic or print, and why?
48. What do you mean by automation?
49. Discuss the benefits of library automation.
50. Discuss some major problems of library automation in your country.
51. Which classification scheme would you prefer and why?
52. What do you mean by National Bibliography?
53. Is there any national bibliography published in your country?
54. What do you mean by classification?
55. Mention five popular National Libraries in the world.
56. Briefly Discuss about IFLA, its role to promote librarianship around the world.
57. What does information literacy means?
58. What does OPAC means?
59. Discuss briefly the role of OCLC, its functions.
60. How reference services differ from information service?
61. Why classification is necessary?
62. Which is the largest academic library in your country?
63. Why Public library is called the People's University?
64. Discuss the various types of library that exist in a civil society.
65. What is networking?
66. What do you mean by resource sharing?
67. Why networking and resource sharing of a library is necessary?
68. What do you mean by library cooperation?
69. Mention two modern information services.
70. What is digital library?
71. What is electronic library?
72. What is hybrid library?
73. What do you mean by CAS?
74. What is SDI?
75. What is CDS/ISIS? Discuss it’s feature.
76. Name some library software with merits and drawbacks.
77. What is user profile?
78. What do you mean by user education? Why is it necessary?
79. What is IT? What are the impacts of IT in library?
80. What do you mean by index? Why is it needed?
81. What is ILS (Integrated Library System)?
82. What is KOHA?
83. What is GreenStone?
84. What do you mean by LMS?
85. Describe Digital Library vs. Online Library.
86. What is DSpace?