the concept of HRD and understood the value of human resources as an essential factor of growth and development in the management of any organisation. In this Unit, we shall learn the different aspects of personnel planning which is one of the components of HRD. We shall also get a clear perception of the need for and purpose of personnel planning in library and information centres.We shall define and explain the different elements with the techniques and tools required to implement the process of personnel planning.
Policy guidelines are essential to design plans for the activities of libraries and information centres. A policy framework is described as that would indicate the directions to formulate and structure the different elements of personnel planning. The existing scenario in Indian libraries and information centres is briefly described with suggestions for applying these concepts personnel planning to respond to challenges for the future.