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  1. 1. FromFrom Librarian toLibrarian to CybrarianCybrarian Presented by :Presented by : Prabhjot KaurPrabhjot Kaur District LibrarianDistrict Librarian AmritsarAmritsar
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONINTRODUCTION  Advent of ICT has an emphatic impact on theAdvent of ICT has an emphatic impact on the librarianslibrarians  Today Libraries are hybrid libraries.Today Libraries are hybrid libraries.  Paradigm shift is never ending.Paradigm shift is never ending.  The internet has become a boon to the librariansThe internet has become a boon to the librarians and enable them to become cybrarians.and enable them to become cybrarians.
  3. 3. WHAT IS CYBRARIAN?WHAT IS CYBRARIAN?  A compound of two words– cyber and librarian.A compound of two words– cyber and librarian.  Dictionary meaning is one who steers or governs.Dictionary meaning is one who steers or governs.  A library and information science professional thatA library and information science professional that specializes in using the internet as a resource tool.specializes in using the internet as a resource tool.  Ted Nellen says ‘A CYBRARIAN is a person whoTed Nellen says ‘A CYBRARIAN is a person who integrates , infuses, and injects INTERNETintegrates , infuses, and injects INTERNET TECHNOLOGY into education…The CybrarianTECHNOLOGY into education…The Cybrarian isis community orientedcommunity oriented which means Thewhich means The Cybrarian helps families, business, andCybrarian helps families, business, and government integrate the Internet into thegovernment integrate the Internet into the educational environment in a coordinated effort.’educational environment in a coordinated effort.’ (Ted Nellen – My personal vision: The Cybrarian)(Ted Nellen – My personal vision: The Cybrarian)
  4. 4. DEFINING CYBRARIANDEFINING CYBRARIAN  Answers.com says—‘Librarians who do most of theirAnswers.com says—‘Librarians who do most of their research and information retrieval via the internet and otherresearch and information retrieval via the internet and other on-line services.’on-line services.’  Whatis.com says--- Cyber- is prefix used to describe aWhatis.com says--- Cyber- is prefix used to describe a person, thing or idea as part of the computer andperson, thing or idea as part of the computer and information age. Taken from kybernetes, Greek forinformation age. Taken from kybernetes, Greek for ‘steersman’or’governor’, it was first used in cybernetics….’‘steersman’or’governor’, it was first used in cybernetics….’  Cybrarian can be defined as an information specialist whoCybrarian can be defined as an information specialist who deals with more of web content in order to reach hisdeals with more of web content in order to reach his targeted user group who directs the constant changetargeted user group who directs the constant change implements technology, manages access, educate users andimplements technology, manages access, educate users and opens up exciting new world to their constituents.opens up exciting new world to their constituents.
  5. 5. WHY TRANSFORMATION?WHY TRANSFORMATION?  Change is only constant.Change is only constant.  Usage of the internet in the libraries.Usage of the internet in the libraries.  Emergence of new technologies in theEmergence of new technologies in the libraries.libraries.  To emphasize continuous training and lifeTo emphasize continuous training and life long learninglong learning  Cybrarian will stimulate greater ICTCybrarian will stimulate greater ICT confidence and skills among its regularconfidence and skills among its regular users.users.
  6. 6. NEW TECHNOLOGIES INNEW TECHNOLOGIES IN LIBRARIESLIBRARIES Significant achievements of ICT areSignificant achievements of ICT are  The internetThe internet which provides access to vast number ofwhich provides access to vast number of resources covering every type of information.resources covering every type of information.  E-mailE-mail facility of internet can be used for providing CASfacility of internet can be used for providing CAS and SDI to far off users.and SDI to far off users.  Bar technologyBar technology used for circulation improves speed andused for circulation improves speed and efficiency of the process and eliminates the errors and timeefficiency of the process and eliminates the errors and time it takes.it takes.  RFIDTechnologyRFIDTechnology which is advancement of Barcodewhich is advancement of Barcode technology is an automatic identification technology wheretechnology is an automatic identification technology where radio waves are used to identify objects or people. Itradio waves are used to identify objects or people. It prevents book theft and also solves the book loss problemprevents book theft and also solves the book loss problem of libraries.of libraries.
  7. 7. Transformation of Collection AndTransformation of Collection And ServicesServices  PRINT SOURCESPRINT SOURCES  BOOKSBOOKS  PAMPLETSPAMPLETS  RARE BOOKSRARE BOOKS  JOURNALSJOURNALS  THESESTHESES  REPORTSREPORTS  CONFERENCECONFERENCE PROCEEDINGSPROCEEDINGS ELECTRONIC SOURCESELECTRONIC SOURCES  E-BOOKSE-BOOKS  E-TEXT ARCHIVESE-TEXT ARCHIVES  ON-LINE TEXTON-LINE TEXT COLLECTIONCOLLECTION  E-JOURNALSE-JOURNALS  DATABASESDATABASES  WEBSITESWEBSITES  CD-ROM DATABASESCD-ROM DATABASES CONTD….CONTD….
  8. 8. TRANSFORMATION OFTRANSFORMATION OF SERVICESSERVICES  TRADITIONALTRADITIONAL SERVICESSERVICES  CIRCULATION OFCIRCULATION OF BOOKSBOOKS  COLLECTIONCOLLECTION DEVELOPMENTDEVELOPMENT  MANUALMANUAL PROCESSING OFPROCESSING OF BOOKSBOOKS  REFERENCEREFERENCE SERVICESERVICE  NEW SERVICESNEW SERVICES  CIRCULATION OFCIRCULATION OF ELECTRONICELECTRONIC PRODUCTSPRODUCTS  DEVELOPMENT OFDEVELOPMENT OF E-SOURCESE-SOURCES  COMPUTERISEDCOMPUTERISED PROCESSINGPROCESSING  SEARCHINGSEARCHING DATABASES FORDATABASES FOR INFORMATIONINFORMATION
  9. 9. JOB COMPETENCIES AND SKILLSJOB COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS Can be broadly divided into three areas of expertiseCan be broadly divided into three areas of expertise asas----management skills, technical skills, and subject skillsmanagement skills, technical skills, and subject skills  TECHNOLOGY SKILLSTECHNOLOGY SKILLS  WORD PROCESSING SKILLSWORD PROCESSING SKILLS  ELECTRONIC PRESENTATION SKILLSELECTRONIC PRESENTATION SKILLS  DATABASE SKILLSDATABASE SKILLS  WEB-NAVIGATION SKILLSWEB-NAVIGATION SKILLS  WEB SITE DESIGN SKILLSWEB SITE DESIGN SKILLS  FILE MANAGEMENT SKILLSFILE MANAGEMENT SKILLS  E-MAIL MANAGEMENT SKILLSE-MAIL MANAGEMENT SKILLS  SOFT SKILLSSOFT SKILLS
  10. 10. Knowledge ofKnowledge of------  Computer networkComputer network  E-booksE-books  Downloading software from webDownloading software from web  PDAsPDAs  Computer-Related storage devicesComputer-Related storage devices  Scanning devicesScanning devices  Deep-webDeep-web  CopyrightCopyright  E-publishingE-publishing  Data securityData security  Internet ResourcesInternet Resources
  11. 11. CHALLENGES FOR LIBRARIANCHALLENGES FOR LIBRARIAN TO BE CYBRARIANTO BE CYBRARIAN  As now, move is from holdings to access, librarians are toAs now, move is from holdings to access, librarians are to be disseminators of information rather than the custodianbe disseminators of information rather than the custodian of information.of information.  Librarians ought to be trainers in information technologyLibrarians ought to be trainers in information technology rather than a passive supervisor since change is from printrather than a passive supervisor since change is from print to electronic resources.to electronic resources.  Skills to meet the new challenges offered by advancementSkills to meet the new challenges offered by advancement of information and communication technologies.of information and communication technologies.  Master of contents of the world resources.Master of contents of the world resources.  Collator of information as per the information needs of theCollator of information as per the information needs of the user community.user community.  Propagator of excellent communication skills and subjectPropagator of excellent communication skills and subject awareness.awareness.  Professional with motivation and commitment to work.Professional with motivation and commitment to work.
  12. 12. CONCLUSIONCONCLUSION  In the digital world, library professionals have to upgradeIn the digital world, library professionals have to upgrade their professional skills in order to exploit the opportunitiestheir professional skills in order to exploit the opportunities and be able to use the information for the benefit of theand be able to use the information for the benefit of the user community.Cybrarian functions more as steersman oruser community.Cybrarian functions more as steersman or navigator than mere as keeper. The main differencenavigator than mere as keeper. The main difference between librarian and Cybrarian is cybrarians’ willingnessbetween librarian and Cybrarian is cybrarians’ willingness to venture beyond the edges of the personal known world into venture beyond the edges of the personal known world in order to do work .order to do work . It is rightly said “In a sea of informationIt is rightly said “In a sea of information in the future, librarian will not be those who provide thein the future, librarian will not be those who provide the water, but those who navigate the ship.”water, but those who navigate the ship.” For this, he needsFor this, he needs excellent planning, management techniques and analyticalexcellent planning, management techniques and analytical skills.skills.
  13. 13. THE JOURNEYTHE JOURNEY FROM LIBRARIANFROM LIBRARIAN TO CYBRARIANTO CYBRARIANJOURNEY TOWARDS BETTER SOCIETYJOURNEY TOWARDS BETTER SOCIETY LIBRARIAN------LIBRARIAN------A CATERPILLARA CATERPILLAR TODAY’S CYBRARIAN-----TODAY’S CYBRARIAN-----A BUTTERFLYA BUTTERFLY
  14. 14. THANKSTHANKS

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