Free Online Course on Management of Libraries and Information Centres & Knowledge Centres at Swayam Website : Last Date 24/02/19

Created by: Dinesh Gupta, INFLIBNET Centre Gandhinagar
Start Date: 25/01/2019
End Date: 10/05/2019
Enrollment End Date: 24/02/2019

· To make you aware about the concept of management, management theories and application of management in libraries and information centres;
· To make you familiar with management techniques applied to libraries and information centres and knowledge centres; and
· To make you acquainted with the newer areas and techniques of library and information centres management.

Course Coverage
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.

The learner should have the foundational knowledge or working experience of libraries and information centres.

Target Learners
The course is designed for the students of library and information science as well as for working library and information professionals. However, anyone who wishes to learn about ‘Management of libraries, information and knowledge centres’ is welcomed to join the course.

Learning Outcome
· Meaning and scope of management in daily operations of libraries and information centres and also about the long term managerial implications;
· The evolution of management theories and its application to current practice in library and information centres;
· About the Strategic planning, problem-solving and decision-making skills as applied to actual library and/or information services management;
· Articulating the mission and other drivers of a library and information centre in relation to the users they served;
· Utilizing appropriate theory and skills to create an environment of excellence within the library and information services;
· Emphasizing importance of planning, communication, quality, marketing and competitive analysis for the library and information manager;
· Dealing with Aspects of financial planning and management for library and information centres; and
· Identifying the major issues affecting the librarianship, and the management of library and information services.

Timeline- Duration
The course consists of 15 parts and is deliverable in a time span of 15 weeks as per the course layout is given below:

Week 1: Concept of Management, Principles and Application in L& Centres, and Management Thoughts
Concept, Definition and Scope of Library Management
Principles of Management and Application in L& Centres
Schools of Management Thoughts

Week 2: Change Management and Strategic Planning
Change Management
Strategic Planning

Week 3: Operations Research and Planning
Operations Research
Operational Planning Techniques (Use of planning tools like Gantt chart, PERT/CPM)

Week 4: Total Quality Management and Marketing
Total Quality Management
Marketing of Library and Information Services

Week 5: Governance, Organizational Structure and Different Sections of a Modern Library
Governance of a Library
Organisational Structure of the Library
Different Sections of a Modern Library and Their Functions

Week 6: House Keeping Operations: Selection, Acquisition and Technical Processing
Selection and Acquisition
Technical Processing

Week 7: House Keeping Operations: Care, Preservation and digitization
Shelving, Maintenance and Preservation
Digitization and Automation

Week 8: Human Resources Planning and Development
Human Resource Planning and Development

Week 9: Managerial Roles and Team Management
Library Managers and Their Roles
Team Management

Week 10: Performance Analysis and Motivation
Analysing Performances of Staff
Motivating Employees and Users

Week 11: Self Management and Communication
Self Management for Library Managers

Week 12: Financial Planning and Management
Financial Planning (sources and generation of income)
Financial Management (Allocation, accounting, auditing)

Week 13: Statistics, Reporting and MIS
Statistics and Reporting
Management Information Systems

Week 14: Space, Event and Disaster Planning
Space Planning
Event Planning
Disaster Planning

Week 15: Management of Technologies
Management of Technologies

Course Language: English
Course Type: Scheduled
Video transcripts: English
Course Category: Library and Information Science
Learning Path: Post graduate
Course Length: 100 Hours
Weekly time commitments: 7 Hours
Course Completion: Yes, after accessing…. View Certificate
Exam Date: To be announced
Credits: 5



Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.