The Library and Information Sciences is a services oriented profession. The information sources are of no use without their delievery through services. This course is designed to make students versed with the basic concepts, theories and principles of administration for effective management of public, academic, and special libraries and information centers with emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling with regard to the services. Kao (2001) divided the library services into technical services and public. The researcher further divided technical services in five kinds - acquisition, cataloguing and classfication, gifts and exchanges, serials and Governemnt publications. Ahmad and Soroya (2016) enlisted the later mentioned services - the public services (20 in number). The present course is aimed at making the students well versed with management of services concepts.  


Managerial environment

  1. Subject introduction
  2. Management: meaning and scope
  3. Definitions of management

Scientific management

Theories of management

  1. Classical management theory
  2. Neoclassical management theory
  3. Contemporary management theory
  4. Characteristics of modern management

Levels of management and managerial skills

  1. Supervisory management
  2. Transitional management
  3. Top management

Managerial functions

  1. Scheduling/planning
  2. Organizing
  3. Staffing
  4. Directing
  5. Staffing
  6. Controlling

Other managerial functions

  1. Coordinating 
  2. Communicating
  3. Reporting
  4. Budgeting
  5. Innovating

Common principles of management

  1. Taylor’s principles
  2. Fayol’s principles
  3. Barnard’s principles

Library management

Library organizational structure

Management information system

Physical planning of library

Library finance and budget

Library Services

  1. Technical Services
  2. Public Services




Gifts and Exchanges


Government Publications 

Inter library loan

Book Bank Service

Reference Service

Document Reservation

Orientation Service

Lending Service

Abstracting Service

Indexing Service

Circulation Service

Current Awareness Service

Translation Service

Selected Dissemination of Information

Photopcopy Service

OPACs Service

DVD/ CD rom Service

Audio Visual Service

Open Shelve Service

24/4 Open Service

Discussion Room Service


  1. Library management (2014) Rai technology university: engineering minds. (adopted as textbook)
  2. Evans,G.E., Alire.A. C. , (2013). Management techniques for librarians. London: Facet publishing.
  3. Massis, B.E. (2003).The practical Library manager. New York:Haworth Press.
  4. Mittal (RL): Library Administration : Theory and practice. Latest ed
  5. Stueart, Robert D. and Moran, Barbara B. (2007). Library and information center management. (7th ed.). Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited.
  6. Thelen, Laurie Noble (2003). Essentials of elementary library management. Worthington,  Ohio: Linworth Pub.
  7. Waqar Ahmed Muhammad Shahid Soroya , (2016),"Library and information science education as ignition source for services in non-academic special libraries", Library Review, Vol. 65 Iss 4/5 pp. -