As pointed out in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005, “it is important that future planning treats the library as an essential component of the school at all levels. Both teachers and children need to be motivated and trained to use the library as a resource for learning, pleasure and concentration”.
Library a Information Science Course at Senior Secondary level will fulfil the requirement of developing necessary skills, in learners to identify, locate, evaluate and use the required information efficiently. One of the important aspects of this curriculum is to improve the education system for Library and Information Science at school level which may be equivalent to Diploma holders in Library and Information Science.
The objectives of the Course at senior secondary level are as follows :
To develop among the students:
- the basic understanding of theory and practice of Library Et Information Science;
- knowledge and skill to pursue the subject for higher education in future; and
- basic skill to work as Semi Professional in a Library, which may be considered at par with the diploma course in LIS subject.