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BLI- 011: Libraries: An Introduction

By Dr. Archna Shukla   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 2802

This is the introductory course which provides insight into the concept of Libraries and Society . It also discusses the role of Libraries in the Society. The basic objective of this course is to provide Information about the types of libraries and functions of each type. The course also discusses the basic operations of the libraries.


Course Credit: 4

Summary
Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 10 Jan 2021
Category :
  • Library and Information Sciences
Level : Diploma



Course layout

Week No.

Topic

Type of Content

Week 1

Unit 1: Role of Libraries in Society

Libraries: Need, Purpose and Importance

Role of Libraries in Society

Modern Society

Text

Video

Video

Video

Week 2

Unit 2: Types of Libraries and their Functions

Type of Libraries

Public Libraries

Quiz

Text

Video

Video

Week 3

National Libraries

Academic Libraries

Special Libraries

Virtual Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Video

Video

Week 4

Digital Libraries

Library Consortia

Unit 3: Functional Units and Operational Aspects

Functional Units of Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Text

Video

Week 5

Elements of Management

Technical Section

Periodical Section

Office Management in Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Video

Video

Week 6

Organising as an element of Management

Unit 4: Library Staff: Role and Responsibilities

Library Staff: Role and Responsibilities

Staffing Pattern in Libraries

Video

Text

Video

Video

Week 7

Library Staff Competencies

Changing role of staff in Libraries

Unit 5: Document Selection and Acquisition

Document selection tools and techniques

Document selection principles

Video

Video

Text

Video

Video

Week 8

Accessioning work in Libraries

Acquisition Section

Acquisition of Serials

Acquisition Process in Libraries

Quiz

Video

Video

Video

Video

Week 9

Unit 6: Physical Processing

Physical Processing in Libraries

Quiz

Text

Video

Week 10

Unit 7: Library Records

Library Records

Quiz

Text

Video

Week 11

Unit 8: Library Maintenance

Library Maintenance

Stock Verification

Weeding of Library material

Quiz

Text

Video

Video

Video

Week 12

Future of Libraries

Reader Services in Libraries

Quiz

Quiz

Video

Video

Instructor bio

Dr. Archna Shukla

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Dr. Archana Shukla is a Reader in the Faculty of Library and Information Science. She has M.A. (English), Master’s and Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi. Her areas of interest include Management of Library and Information Centres, Information Consolidation and Repacking, Academic Library System, Classification and Cataloguing. She has many research papers and articles to her credit. She has eleven years of teaching experience and two years of administrative experience in library, as Assistant Librarian.


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