Objectives: The objectives of this human resource management course is to make students be able to:

          Understand the concepts and functions of human resource management.

          Understand that how these functions can be applied to manage human resources in library and information

Course contents

  1. Introduction, Definition,
  2. importance of Human resource management
  3. Similarities and difference between human resource management and personal management
  4. History of Human Resource Management
  5. Roles & objective of HRM
  6. Functions OF HRM
  7. Challenges& influences on HRM.
  8. Advantages/benefits/Significance/importance/need of HRM
  9. Models of HRM
  10. Human Resource Management Practices& level of management
  11. HR planning & process
  12. Motivation in the workplace
  13. Control in the workplace.
  14. Required competencies.
  15. Job Analysis
  16. Job recruitment.
  17. Job interviewing.
  18. Selection and placement
  19. Orientation to the workplace.
  20. Training and staff development.


  1. Itika, J. S. (2011).Fundamentals of human resource management.Leiden:African Studies Centre.
  2. ALA. (2017). core competencies for librarianship. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/
  3. Joshi, M.( 2013). Human resource management. Retrieved frombookbone.com
  4. Allan, B. (2007). Supervising and leading teams in ILS. London: Facet.
  5.  Cohn, J. M., & Kelsey, A. L. (2005). Staffing the modern library: A how-to-do-it manual. New York: Neal-Schuman.
  6. Mondy, R. W., &Noe, R. M. (2007). Human resource management. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  7. Simmons-Welburn, J., & McNeil, B. (2004). Human resources management in today's academic library. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
  8.  Stanley, M. (2008). Managing library employees. New York: Neal-Schuman.
  9. Trotta, M. (2006). Supervising staff: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman.


Course Material