The objective of this subject is to well verse students with the basic 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.

Suggested readings:

  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


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