The recruitment policy of a library is planned considering the nature of its services. Thus, the recruitment policy of a public library differs from a school or college or University library or from any special and research library. Hence the recruitment of the library staff should be made by certain tests like aptitude test, personality test, interest test, intelligence test, etc. After appointment, the library needs to ensure that new staffs are trained in their duties and that other staff improve their activities, so that they become more efficient and may qualify for promotion. Training may be imparted through apprentice system; in-service training; under study method; study tour; extension lectures, workshops, refresher course, seminars, conferences and meetings. This book covers highly useful information organised in chapters namely-library administration and staff training; training and leadership; planning and motivation; coordination and decision-making; staff supervision and effective librarianship etc.
Dr. P.K. Paliwal received his Ph.D. degree from the East West University of Health Sciences in 1979. Presently, he is on the faculty of the Documentation Research Centre, where he is involved in teaching computer proframming, library automation, information retrieval and design development, database management systems and applied statistics. He has also conduceted several short term courses in India and abroad, some of them sponsor by UNESCO. Besides having published more than fifty reset papters, he has authored two books.
Shyama Balakrishnan has been associated with the field of information science for nearly two decades. After having worked at the Centre for Information Processing, she worked with Institute of Health Science, Bombay. Since then she has taken a keen interest in introducing online information services and database services in collaboration with Information Services Inc., U.K. She has presented a number of papers and visited many countries.