A study on the employability of LIS education with special reference to Kerala: A Content Analysis

Biju, A Ganesan
International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)   unpublished
The purpose of the study is to discover the status of the job market for library professionals in state of Kerala (India) to examine the job titles used in advertisements. Content analysis was applied to discover the status of the job market. LIS professional vacancies from 2010 to 2015 in four leading newspapers were analyzed. There were 231 announcements during that time. Findings of the study reveal a lack of consistency in job titles. Academic librarianship predominated in the LIS job
more » ... n the LIS job market during those years. Most of the job titles do not address the requirements of the job market. This paper is the first study done in Kerala. It is recommended that library professionals, library associations, and LIS departments in the universities to design a uniform descriptive nomenclature and help the provincial government understand the importance and necessity of LIS professionals in the development of the higher education.