More and more organizations in India are embarking on new concepts in handling information. With the changing times, information formats also have changed rapidly from print on paper to digital. There is a need for qualified and trained Library and Information Science professionals to take the lead and guide developments in helping the end users in the knowledge society. With the objective of imparting quality education in the field of Library and Information Science, the Sophia Girls’ College (Autonomous), Ajmer has launched the Department of Library and Information Science from the academic session 2017-2018.
The aim of the Department is to impart quality education to meet national and global challenges through providing training facilities and promoting new technologies in teaching & learning that are globally recognized, meet the needs of a changing society and highly valued at different workplaces. Information has become an integral part of all aspects in modern-day life and in the knowledge society. It is a significant determinant of social, economic and cultural growth in all sectors of life. Therefore acquiring the necessary skills for the effective utilization of information and information sources is imperative for every knowledge worker - from the highest level of governmental decision-making to the lowest decision-making individual entrepreneur. The Department of Library and Information Science fulfills this responsibility by educating women’s at bachelor’s level to become leaders in libraries, archives, and information/knowledge centers and performing public service to support the information professions and the public good.