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Message from HOD | Central Department of Library and Information Science
Message from HOD

Absolutely! It’s evident that the realm of Library and Information Science (LIS) is laden with both aspirations and obstacles. Expectations soar high, triggering sharper challenges. While an individual can spark change, the full execution demands a unified team effort—comprising the amalgamation of CDLIS faculty, staff, and students.

Delving deeper into the landscape, the statistics from the Nepal Library Association’s directory paint a stark picture: only 118 professional librarians cater to Nepal’s needs, with Tribhuvan University grappling with a shortage of 54 librarians in its 39 filled positions. This scarcity underscores the critical shortage of human resources within the library domain. Nonetheless, CDLIS has admirably fulfilled its duties for 28 years within its limited resources, graduated around 250 professionals. However, the enrollment rate, at approximately 20 students per semester, able to complete the course by fewer students. Many students elongate their course completion period.

The crux of LIS lies in its dynamic service scope, aiding scholars, researchers, students, decision-makers, and the public. The active role of librarians saves valuable time for community users beyond mere book circulation, as evidenced by the multifaceted services explored through research by Masters of Library and Information Science students. The emphasis on archival preservation of the country’s history and the burgeoning digital data underscores the multifarious responsibilities that demand a modern librarian’s awareness and capability.

The evolution of Information Communication Technology (ICT) has radically impacted information services, necessitating today’s librarians to adeptly adopt ICT for swifter services and wider user reach. CDLIS endeavors to attract and nurture service providers committed to continual learning, a crucial trait in this rapidly evolving landscape.

In sum, the success of LIS develops a landscape rich in potential but strewn with the challenge of resource scarcity, technology’s swift evolution, and the imperative for a dynamic, adaptable workforce committed to continual learning and service excellence.

 Lila Nyaichyai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/HOD

Central Department of Library and Information Science

Faculty

Nira Manandhar

Nira Manandhar

Assistant Professor

Lila Nyaichyai, Ph.D.

Lila Nyaichyai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Parbati Pandey

Parbati Pandey

Assistant Professor

Sarita Gautam

Sarita Gautam

Assistant Professor