Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Libraries and their development: state-of-art. 3. Different types of academic libraries and their development. 4. Collection organization in academic libraries. 5. Management in academic libraries. 6. Library services. 7. Computers and its applications to libraries. 8. Resource sharing amongst academic libraries. 9. User needs’ assessment and user education. 10. Library authorities and committees. 11. Problems of library staff. 12. Professional status of the librarians. 13. Public relations in academic libraries. 14. Distance/correspondence education and academic libraries. Bibliography.
"It is very true that libraries play an important role in development of a society. Broadly speaking, there are three types of libraries. Viz., academic libraries, special libraries and public libraries. This book entitled ‘Academic Libraries’ gives an overview on each and every aspects of working environment of an academic library. The whole work is divided into 14 chapters which covers state of art of development of different types of academic libraries, their working, administrative bodies and today’s most important aspect of library automation. This book will definitely be equally useful for the students of library and information science and those working in this profession as well." (jacket)