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BLI- 011: Libraries: An introduction

By Dr. Archna Shukla   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University

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


Learners enrolled: 932

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 15 Jul 2020
End Date : 31 Oct 2020
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2020
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

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    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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