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BLI- 011: Libraries: An introduction

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Overview

This is the introductory course which provides insight into the concept of Libraries and Society . It also discusses the role of Libraries in the Society. The basic objective of this course is to provide Information about the types of libraries and functions of each type. The course also discusses the basic operations of the libraries.Course Credit4

Syllabus


Week No.

Topics

Week-1

Unit 1: Role of Libraries in Society

Libraries: Need, Purpose and Importance

Role of Libraries in Society

Modern Society

Week-2

Unit 2: Types of Libraries and their functions

Type of Libraries

Public Libraries

Week-3

National Libraries

Academic Libraries

Special Libraries

Virtual Libraries

Week-4

Digital Libraries

Library Consortia

Uni 3: Functional Units and Operational Aspects

Functional Units of Libraries

Week-5

Elements of Management

Technical Section

Periodical Section

Office Management in Libraries

Week-6

Organising as an element of Management

Unit 4: Library Staff: Role and Responsibilities

Library Staff: Role and Responsibilities

Staffing Pattern in Libraries

Week-7

Library Staff Competencies

Changing role of staff in Libraries

Unit 5: Document Selection and Acquisition

Document selection tools and techniques

Document selection principles

Week-8

Accessioning work in Libraries

Acquisition Section

Acquisition of Serials

Acquisition Process in Libraries

Week-9

Unit 6: Physical Processing

Physical Processing in Libraries

Week-10

Unit 7: Library Records

Library Records

Week-11

Unit 8: Library Maintenance

Library Maintenance

Stock Verification

Weeding of Library material

Week-12

Future of Libraries

Reader Services in Libraries

Taught by

Dr. Archna Shukla & Dr. Z. Yanthan,

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