Library Organization

Library Organization

Authors : Krishan Kumar

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About the Author

Krishan Kumar :- Krishan Kumar is Professor and Head of the Department of Library Science, and Dean of Arts Faculty, University of Delhi. He received his education at the University of Delhi and Chicago and has taught Library Science at the University of Delhi and the Punjab University. He is an active member of the Executive Committee of the Delhi Library Association and is Associate Editor of its journal, the Library Herald. He is Editor, ILA Bulletin (an organ of Indian Library Association). He is also member, Editorial Board, the Journal of Library and Information Science (Dept. of Library Science, University of Delhi). To his credit, is a pioneering study entitled Users. Survey Concerning Teachers and Research Scholars in the Dept. of Chemistry, University of Delhi. He is also the author of Research Libraries in Developing Countries, which was received extremely well and Theory of Classification, Reference Service, and Library Manual, Other publications to his credit are Philosophy of User Education, Theory of Cataloguing, Bibliography Suchikaran Ke Siddhant and Granth Vigyan, co-authored with Girija Kumar, all published by VIKAS.

About the Book

This book gives an overview of the subject covering different topics such as different types of libraries, public library movement in India, UK and USA; library legislation; library cooperation; library associations and other organizations, librarianship as a profession; censorship and copyright and laws of library science. The book has been written primarily to meet the requirements of students preparing for Library Science/ Library and Information Science/Documentation diplomas and Degrees (Bachelor of Library Science/and Diploma in Library Science. It will also be found useful by practising librarians.


1. Introduction, 2. Library and Society, 3. School Library, 4. College Library, 5. University Library, 6. Special Library, 7. Public Library, 8. Library Extension Service, 9. National Library, 10. Public Library Movement in India, 11. Public Library Movement in UK and USA, 12. Library Legislation, 13. Library Cooperation, 14. Library Association, 15. Organizations other than Library Associations, 16. Librarianship as a Profession, 17. Censorship and Copyright, 18. Laws of Library Science • Index