Syllabus: MLISc II Semester



UNIT – I: Health Science Libraries and their Development
Objectives and Functions
History and Development of Libraries with Special Reference to India
Role of Medical Libraries
Information Policies in Health and Family Welfare
Agencies and their Role in the Promotion and Development of Medical Libraries in India

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

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

UNIT – IV: Information Services
CAS, SDI, Abstracting, and Indexing Services
Library Bulletin, Newspaper Clipping Services
Computerized Services
Resource Sharing and Networking
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

Note: The reading list is to be provided by the concerned Teacher.