Library Organisation And Management

Why Attend

Whether you earned a library science degree or entered the profession from another career, this program will help you take your career as a library manager or director to the next level. You’ll hone your skills in budgeting and finance, personnel, diversity, identifying community needs, strategic planning, managing infrastructure, marketing, and grant writing. The program will be taught through job-embedded assignments that will help make the learning relevant while strengthening your capabilities. Those who complete the program will be well-prepared for libraries’ common management responsibilities.

Course Methodology

The course is designed to be interactive and participatory and includes various learning tools to enable the participants to operate effectively and efficiently in a multifunctional environment. The course is based on four learning pillars: concept learning (lectures and presentations), role-playing (group exercises), experience sharing and exposure to real-world problems and policy choices confronting delegates.

Course Objectives

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand your community’s wants and needs via various assessment tools and synthesize them into a plan.
  • Be an effective fiscal steward via budgeting, long-term planning, and savvy financial practices.
  • Gain an awareness of how to plan for maintenance, infrastructure, utilities, technology, and related expenses.
  • Manage a thriving workforce via effective diversity practices, hiring, evaluation, and other personnel issues.
  • Promote the work of the library through marketing and public relations practices.
  • Expand the library’s impact via effective grant writing and crowdfunding efforts.

Target Audiences

Managers, supervisors, public relations practice officers involved in the running and resource management of Libraries and elibraries.

Target Competencies

  • Planning, organizing and leading
  • Analyzing and evaluating
  • Communication skills
  • Building rapport
  • Delivering and receiving accurate feedback


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration:

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • Online library resources
  • Managing an eLibrary
  • Understand the community’s wants and needs
  • Assessment tools and synthesize them into a plan;
  • Budgeting and long-term planning
  •  Savvy financial practices
  •  Plan for the maintenance, infrastructure, utilities, technology, and related expenses
  • Effective diversity practices,
  • Hiring, evaluation, and other personnel issues
  •  Marketing and public relations practices
  •  Grant writing and crowdfunding efforts
  •  Management skills to support workplace diversity
  •  Conduct research and surveys
  • Analyze data
  •  Principles of personnel management
  • Develop, implement, and adopt a strategic plan for library needs
  • Financial concepts in budgeting
  • Key operational decisions regarding maintenance, insurance, and technology
  •  Innovate, and overcome often static funding
  • Fundraising and grant writing approaches.
  • Effective marketing and PR strategies
  • set long-term goals
  • Identify the necessary funding priorities
  • Adapt plans when changes arise in the organization
  • Budgeting and financial concepts and terms as they apply to public libraries
  • Analyze financial reports
  • Decision making and strategies
  • Best practices in establishing financial controls and procedures
  • Impact of financial decision on the future sustainability of the organization
  • Develop a financial forecast