I came out with my one year working experience in this field, and one year is nothing as comparable to making broad knowledge base in this field as we know that learning is a lifelong process. But in this one year i have observed very closely how the working environment in our fields is reshaping by information and communication technology.
From me from this one year of work experience, what I found and which make me worry that how our syllabus (which we were study) is looking irrelevant in this practical working environment . I am not saying that it is totally irrelevant but I am not hesitate to say that there is something missing and it will be something dangerous , if we will not take initiative to update it. I am not talking specific to any University but as a whole. Another thing University would work out for offering Specialization courses in MLS (those which are not offering) so that it will be helpful for student when they are going for research.
This is the high time to raise this issue. Issue which are related to our coming generation, who are unaware about this changing environment, work culture and skill need to set for existence. It is time to work out for the syllabus which will create more practical environment so student will learn and implement the same in the library environment. Which will help for there career when they hang out for job searching, after completing their courses.
The topics which would be included and updated in my view are
1.Open Source Software and Libraries.
2. Information Literacy
3.Costumee service in Non Profit Organization
4.Knowledge Management in library
5. Online reference Sources and Services
6. Web Designing (HTML,DHTML,XLM, Web designing software)
7.Digital Library :technology, planning and people
8.Database Management in practical
9. IPR and Copyright in Digital environment
10.Marketing of library and information product and services
In this flat world where competition is more in job market , it is necessary to learn to some sort of skill so that you will be intangible compare to other and Your MLS is the main part in educational life to setting the skill , where syllabus can play a big rol