Free Online Course on “Management of Libraries and Information Centres” at Swayam Website : Last Date 09/07/18

The course covers and briefly entails what management is, what management does, what the management of libraries and information centres is all about. It imparts knowledge of the various management theories.   It also focuses on the management of library and information centres, their activities and organisational tasks including collections, facilities management, digitisation, and measurement and evaluation of activities and services. Managing information resources, time, people and finances are explored in various units/ modules. The concepts of management as applied to libraries and information centres, with reference to the librarian and information officer as manager; his roles, powers, and responsibilities and relationships with the authorities, management structure, performance evaluation, motivation is described. Processes of goal setting, developing action plans; budgeting; statistics and reporting are dealt with in this course. Aspects related to techniques and approaches to management of change, quality, marketing, communication, managing oneself, team management, and management of technologies are also dealt with.

Dinesh K. Gupta is Professor of Library & Information Sc. at Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University, Kota. He served as Member of Standing Committee of IFLAEducation & Training Section,2011-2015, IFLAManagement and Marketing Section, 2003-2007 and 2007-2011 and alsoserved as the Chair of the Jury of ‘IFLA International Marketing Award’ in 2009-2013. Served as a Member of the Selection Committee of South Asia LIS Award, 2012-2014.Published three IFLA books by official publisher K. G. Saur/ De Gruyter Saur (Munich, Germany), include: Marketing library and information services: International Perspectives Marketing Library and Information Services II A Global Outlook Marketing Libraries in Web 2.0 World. He is Member of the Editorial Board : Annals of Library and Information Studies(CSIR-NISCAIR) Library Management published from Emerald(UK) . He also served as Member of the Editorial Committee of the IFLA Journal (Sage) (2014-17).

Start Date 09/07/2018 End Date 22/10/2018
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