Syllabus: MLISc II Semester



UNIT – I: Academic Libraries and their Development
Objectives and Functions
History and Development of Libraries with Special Reference to India
Role of Libraries in Formal and Non-Formal Education System
UGC and its Role in the Development of College and University Libraries

UNIT – II: Collection Development and Management
Periodicals, Conference Literature, Grey Literature, and Government Publications
Non-Book Materials
Electronic Resources and Online Databases

UNIT – III: Library Organization and Administration
Organizational Structure
Staff Manual, Library Surveys, Statistics, and Standards, etc.

UNIT – IV: Information Services
CAS, SDI, Abstracting, and Indexing Services
Library Bulletin, Newspaper Clipping Services
Computerized Services
Resource Sharing and Networking: INFLIBNET, UGC-INFONET Digital Library
Consortium, etc.
Information Literacy Programmes

UNIT – V: Financial and Human Resource Management
Determination of Finance, Sources of Finance
Types of Budget
Nature, Size, Selection, Recruitment, Qualification, and Training
Responsibilities and Duties
Competency Development

Recommended Books
1. BAKER (David), Ed. Resource management in academic libraries.1997. Library Associations, London.
2. BROPHY (Peter). The academic library. 2000. Library Association, London.
3. BUDD (J M). The academic library: the context, its purpose and its operation. 1988. Libraries Unlimited, London.
4. CHAPMAN (Liz). Managing acquisitions in library and information services 2001. Library Association, London.
5. DOWLER (L) Ed. Gateways to knowledge: the role of academic libraries in teaching, learning and research.1998. The MIT Press, London.
6. JORDON (Peter). The academic library and its users.1998. Gower Publishing Limited, London.
7. LINE (Maurice B), Ed. Academic library management. 1990. Library Association, London.
8. RANGANATHAN (SR). School and college libraries. 1942. Madras Library Association, Madras.
9. WEBB (Sylvia P). Personal development in information work. Ed 2. 1991. Aslib, London.
10. WHITE (Carl M). Survey of the University of Delhi. 1965. Planning Unit, University of Delhi, Delhi.