Training: A Strategic Tool for Boosting Up Skills of LIS Professionals – A Case Study of NIT Silchar
Information Technology in Libraries: Papers presented at the National Conference held during 23rd and 24th December 2016, Organized by Knowledge Resource Centre GITAM University, 2016, ISBN: 978-93-84502-44-7
16 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2017 Last revised: 2 Mar 2020
Date Written: 2016
Change is an inevitable part of any organisation. To function efficiently and effectively, an organization has to maintain equilibrium between external and internal environment. The forces which constantly affecting for change in organisation are-technology, workforce, economy, competition, social trends, political and financial etc. Training is one of the important strategic HRD tools to enhance the skills of the workforce to maintain the equilibrium. Training helps to enhance knowledge, skills, motivation, team building, employee development and productivity of the organization. Training boots up the organization’s health by managing efficiently and effectively the 8Ms i.e. Man, Machine, Material, Money, Maintenance, Methods, Measurement and Market.
The library is the nerve centre of the organisation acts as the service centre in the organisation and therefore library too faces both external and internal forces. To work efficiently and effectively and to provide quality service to the dynamic nature of user community/customers, LIS professionals at all levels have to enhance their skills in terms of technology and trends of providing information services. The competitive advantage of the library depends on the trained human resources. NIT Silchar has taken a number of initiatives in this direction. Institute has started providing training to the LIS professionals as well as users at all levels both in-house and off house and participating in various associations, task forces or committee.
Based on the said background the paper enumerates different strategies adopted by NIT Silchar in enhancing the capacities of LIS professionals in the Region.
Keywords: HRD, Training, Technology Management
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