Library System Analyst

1. Definition: A person whose responsibility is to conduct systematic system studies of library system is known as library system analyst.

2. Qualification: The qualification of a system analyst includes

a) Must have a degree in any faculty preferably science along with a degree in Library and Information Science.

b) Professional training in system analysis and computer application.

3. Other Qualities and Skills for System Analyst: Some other qualities and skill required by a system analyst includes

a) Basic knowledge of information technology and computer.

b) A good knowledge about system analysis, design and implementation.

c) Good communication and inter personnel skills because system analyst has to accomplish much of his work through other people.

d) Must have a quality to be always resourceful.

e) Proficiency in problem solving (decision making skills, capability in selecting the right course of action to solve problems.)

f) Must be aware of the latest development in information and communication technology.

g) Understanding of the present organization structure, working condition to which he is admitted.

4. Function: A library system analyst, analyses, design and develop task systems (functional system or application) and play a very important role in the development and implementation of library system and services, both manual and computerized.

            A library system analyst studies the current library system using miscellaneous survey and research techniques and specifies improved or new system and services for implementation. He interviews the library user to identify their needs and wants and talks with the library staffs to find out how they are doing their jobs, the type of difficulties they are facing in their work. As an end result he describe in precise term the problem, functional requirement and constraints of the system using different techniques.


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