Librarianship and the Professional Model:A Sociological Tutorial and Critique


  • National Institute of Fashion Technology, Resource Centre, Hyderabad, India
  • Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Central Library and Documentation Centre, Hyderabad, India


An attempt is made in this paper to critically highlight some of the sociological issues concerning Librarianship (LIS) as a profession. Different theoretical formulations are discussed. Importance of the studies of sociology of occupations and professions for librarians is emphasized. Useful suggestions are offered towards achievement of fulfledged status of Librarianship (LIS) as a profession.


Librarianship, Professional Model, Sociological Issues, Process, Power, Way of Life, Profesion, Image, Status, Information Science.

Subject Discipline

Library Management

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