The purpose of this course is to examine the theoretical and practical aspects of the selection, acquisition, evaluation, management, and use of resources to meet the information needs of clientele in libraries and other institutional environments. The main objectives are:

  • To identify the nature and significance of the relationship between the library and the collection development and management processes;
  • To become familiar with the main elements, principles, and techniques of collection development and management;
  • To identify the problems and challenges of collection development and management;
  • To develop insights and methods for dealing with issues pertaining to collection development and management; and
  • To identify the opportunities and challenges posed by electronic materials.

2. Module Brief Description

Prepare librarians for library techniques and its day-to-day management. In order to make the document accessible to the user, three operations which are also referred to as functions are required. They can take the following step-by-step approach: Acquisitions, Cataloging and Dissemination of information (Library Services)


Session - 1

Selection and Acquisition of Library Materials

Session - 2

Library Classification

Session - 3

Library Cataloguing

Session – 4

Introduction to library Automation

Session – 5

Modern Library and Information Service

4. TARGET Audience

Training is intended for professional’s librarians working in libraries (Public library, Special library or documentation centre, School library and Academic library).


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