Planning for periodicals / serials selection should also cover the personnel or human factor. The people involved in the selection process are the librarian, the acquisition staff the subject experts and the library authority or selection committee. However, while the ultimate responsibility for periodicals selection rests with the librarian, others are there to help him. The Periodicals Department should enlist the services of qualified and competent staff. They should be people who have intimate knowledge about the procedures and methods involved in the selection, ordering and management of periodicals. Since the work in the periodicals Department involves estimating and accounting, including conversion of foreign currencies, there should be people with a flair for working with figures and people who understand the foreign exchange regulations and formalities. The staff in the department should be headed by a senior, professional librarian who is well acquainted with the vagaries of periodical publications.