Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) was established in the year 1998 at the first convention jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) and Ahmedabad Management Association. The Association was established with the primary objective of providing a platform to improve the common understanding among management and business libraries and to promote effective collaboration and resource sharing.
The primary objective of MANLIBNET is to provide a common forum to the professionals; and to develop understanding and co-operation particularly among management and business libraries and the librarians. Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) is a movement for sharing of resources and information among the libraries by fostering a spirit of cooperation and weaving them together in a networking arrangement.
In order to facilitate experience sharing and professionals’ network, MANLIBNET organizes annual conferences in collaboration with academic institutions situated in different locations. The leading institutions that have collaborated with MANLIBNET to organize the conferences are IIM Ahmedabad, IMT Ghaziabad, IIM Lucknow, NIFM Faridabad, XLRI Jamshedpur, ICSSR Mumbai, IIM Kozhikode, Nirma University Ahmedabad, ICSSR New Delhi, KIIT University Bhubaneswar, SSIM Secuderabad; IIHMR Jaipur; University of Delhi (South Campus); IIM Indore, EDI Ahmedabad, TAPMI Manipal and JIM, Noida.
MANLIBNET has initiated Librarian Development Programme (LDP) for librarians and information professional community. MANLIBNET strongly believes that such LDPs would help the LIS professionals to sharpen their technical and managerial skills. MANLIBNET provides a common forum to the LIS professionalsto develop mutual understanding and co-operation particularly among management and business libraries. The Librarian Development Programmes (LDPs) are one of the major milestones of MANLIBNET activities towards the professional and educational enhancement of LIS professionals.
MANLIBNET promotes outstanding library practices by identifying the Best Librarian from information professionals’ community and recognises the best academic and professional work on an annual basis. We act as teachers and consultants to each other that help us identifying issues and overcome challenges with advice and support from around the country. On professional platforms, MANLIBNET tries to put you in contact with current and future leaders in the library profession.