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.
Conferences: 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; IIM, Lucknow; IIM, Kozhikode; XLRI, Jamshedpur; IMT, Ghaziabad;NIFM, Faridabad; Nirma University, Ahmedabad; ICSSR, Mumbai and Delhi; SSIM, Secuderabad; KIIT University, Bhubaneswar;IIHMR, Jaipur; University of Delhi, Delhi; IIM, Indore and EDI, Ahmedabad.
LDPs: In addition to an annual conference, MANLIBNET conducts state level Local Development Programmes (LDPs) for LIS professionals and knowledge managers in collaboration with various colleges.
Publications: Besides publishing of conference proceedings, MANLIBNET publishes a quarterly journal called 'Journal of Library Management' since 2012, which is approved by Registrar of Newspapers and Magazines, New Delhi.