Date of this Version
Jeyshankar - Ramalingam -, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science, Alagappa UNiversity, Tamil Nadu, India
The study analyse the multiple intelligence skills of LIS professionals in working government and private universities in Tamil Nadu. Data were collected through questionnaire method. Totally 441 questionnaire were collected from 114 in traditional, 291 in Professional and 36 in Multi-discipline subjects. The study reveals that the private universities LIS professionals are more compare than government universities. The respondents from Government Universities are better skilled than their counterparts from private universities in all the 17 linguistic intelligence skills. Both government and private ranked first in the statement better stock verification. It is also clearly understand the respondents of Government universities are better skilled than their counterparts at private universities in respect of their bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence. The study found that in the statement “I enjoy working with other LIS professionals” ranked with first both government and private universities in the Interpersonal Intelligence skills. A well equipped library professional good at many skills is an asset any institution he/she works in. His/her multiple intelligence skills may bring drastic changes and positive impacts both in the library landscape and library services. The study suggested that professional bodies / learned societies in the field of library and information science may join hands with universities and other non-governmental organizations to organize various soft skills / multiple intelligence skills training programmes taking a survey beforehand. A well groomed library professional good at many skills is an asset any institution he/she works in. His/her multiple intelligence skills may bring drastic changes and positive impacts both in the library landscape and library services.