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Glimpses of Library Movement and Public Library Development in Andhra Pradesh

A A N Raju (Author)
Synopsis Library movement is one of the most important social movements witnessed in our country in general andAndhra Pradesh in particular since the beginning of the twentieth century. The movement which originated and developed in the three regions i.e., Coastal Andhra, Raalaseema and Telangana of the present Andhra Pradesh carved out for itself a most significant and prominent place in annals of library movement of the whole Country.

The present work Glimpses of Library Movement and Public Library Developemnt in Andhra Pradesh deals with the origins, aims and objectives of library movement and development and spread of the movement in the three regions of the State.

As a result of Andhra Pradesh Public Libraries Act, 1960 a network of public libraries have been functioning in the State. The Public library system consists of State Central Library (CSL) at the top followed by Regional Libraries (RLs) and at the district level, the District Central Libraries (DCLs). Further down the system the Branch Libraries (BLs), Village Libraries (VLs), Book Deposite Centres (BDCs) and Mobile Libraries (MLs). In the present work an effort has been made to provide glimpses of the activities of various types of libraries and at the district level, the District Central Libraries (DCLs) under the authority of Zilla Grandhalaya Samsthas (ZGSs).

The present work also deals with the recommendations of Library Committees such as SEkbote and Vivilala appointed by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh to look in to the working of A.P. Public Libraries Act, 1960and the state of affairs of private libraries in the State. It also deals with role played by professional associations and organizations for the cause of library movement and public library development and the emergence of library profession. Lastly the present work deals with LIS education in the State and the institutions which have been concerned with LIS education a different levels and courses offered by them.

For the first time an attempt has been to present glimpses of library movement and public library development in Andhra Pradesh covering various facets with facts and figures. It is fervently believed that the present work will serve as one of the basic and important sources of information on the subject and go a long way in meeting the information requirements of those interested in library movement and public library development in Andhra Pradesh.
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About the author

A A N Raju

Prof. A.A.N. Raju is formerly Head, Department of Library and Information Science and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Osmania University, Hyderabad. Prof. Raju Published seventy five research papers in English and seventy articles in Telugu in LIS professioal journals. He authored and edited fifteen books covering important facets of LIS, both in English and Telugu. he is a regular contributor to Grandhalaya Saravaswamu, the first Indian professional journal in LIS. His works include Handbook of Pseudonymous Authors in Telugu ; DC, UDC and CC: A Study in Comparison; Grandhalaya Vargikarana Sidhantam; History of Library Movement in andhra Pradesh. Grandhalaya Vargikarana Prayoga Dipika; Universal Decimal Classification: A Practical and Self Instructional Manual; Dewey Decimal Classification; Theory and Practice: A Self Instructional Manual, Colon Classification: Theory and Practice: A Self Instructional Manual and Objective Question Bank of Library and Information Science Ability Tests. Prof. Raju has been actively associated with the professional activities, both at local and national levels. He is a life member of ILA, IASLIC, ALSD, IATLIS, APLA and IAIIR. He is also a member of ISKO. He was Vice-President of ILA, IASLIC and President IATLIS and presently Vice-President APLA, Vijayawada. He was member of UGC panel on Library Science for two term. Recipient of IATLIS-Motiwale Best Teacher Award for 1995 and UGc Emeritus Fellowship. Prof. Raju has also been closely associated with LIS programmes of IGNOU, New Delhi, Dr. B.R.A.O.U., Hyderabad and SDLCE of Kakatiya University, Warangal as Councelor, Course Writer and Editor.

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Title Glimpses of Library Movement and Public Library Development in Andhra Pradesh
Author A A N Raju
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788170006152
length xx+464p., Illustrations; Maps; 23cm.