Presently, public libraries are being converted into community centres. Specially, the socio-cultural role of public libraries is being widened. It is expanding beyond circulation of books, reference and collection development. Therefore it is necessary for those employed at, or those expecting to join public libraries to have a broad socio-cultural knowledge. The objective of courses in Public Librarianship is to deliver knowledge, attitudes and skills to build professionals who can shoulder this novel conversion.
Learning outcomes of DPL
After completion of the DPL course the student will be able to
Understand the unique role of public libraries
Identifying the role of public libraries in community based development
Understand the contribution of public libraries for cultural development
Identify the ways of using modern technology in community development