Library administration can be studied from theoretical as well as practical angles. To have better results, practical administration must be based on sound theoretical principles. A library presents almost the same problems as are encountered with any other social institutionâ€”a college, or an industrial undertaking. It would, therefore, be appropriate to take into account the administrative functions of other social institutions and to apply them to libraries with necessary modifications. This book presents an indepth study of some vital issues pertaining to library administration e.g. introduction; administrative functions; modern library; training; decision making; coordination; staff organisation; and motivation and job satisfaction 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.