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Library Movement and Library Development in Andhra Pradesh

P S G Kumar (Author) Library in India Series
Synopsis Andhra Pradesh has a distinctive position in the library movement in India. The movement in Andhra is addressed as 'Peoples' movement'. It is the first state where library enthusiasts organized themselves into a library association for fostering library movement. It has the distinction of starting the first vernacular library journal Granthalaya Sarvaswamu in 1915 which is still in publication. They organized library training courses, library pilgrimages, ingenious services like 'Boat Library service'; etc. The leaders of library movement gone beyond their state for spreading library movement. They were instrumental in starting All India Public Library Association in 1919; Publishing first library journal in English in India -The India Library Journal (1924); and starting Bengal Library Association, Madras Library Association and Many more. This book covers library movement in different regions of Andhra, library legislation, other professional associations, important libraries, land-marks in library in library movement and much more.
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About the author

P S G Kumar

Dr P S G Kumar is a prolific writer in the field of library and information science. He wrote about 70 books and 142 papers which include Indian Library Chronology (2 editions); Indian Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (23 volumes); Kumar’s Curriculum Series (16 volumes); and Library in India Series (10 volumes); etc. He has a distinguished first class career from BSc (Ag) to MLibSc. He earned doctorate from Gulbarga University. He was associated and also headed several national and international bodies like Indian Library Association (ILA); Indian Association of Teachers of Library and Information Science (IATLIS) for 12 years; Joint Council of Library Association in India (JOCLAI); Library Association of SAARC countries (LASAARC) (one term of two Years); Good Offices Committee (GOC); Vidarbha Academic Library Association (VALA)n for 4 years; and Council Member of IASLIC for two terms; etc. Friends, students and admirers instituted Dr P S G Kumar Oration on Library and Information Science (with RTM Nagpur University); Dr P S G Kumar Life-Time Achievement Award (with ILA); and Dr P S G Kumar Library Foundation at Nagpur which is sponsoring Mahiti Yug (Information Age), a quarterly journal in Marathi; and Information Age in English.

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Bibliographic information

Title Library Movement and Library Development in Andhra Pradesh
Author P S G Kumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 28.09.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817646578x
length x+611p., Tables; Figures; Appendix; Index; 23cm.