HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: A comparative study of selected university’s libraries of Karachi, Pakistan.

Naveed e Sehar


  An organization is established to achieve its defined objectives for which resources play a great part as the most beneficial factor involving material, services, financial resources and human resources. Presence of HR is essential serving as a group of individuals working together to achieve the desired goals and targets, their contribution in coping and strengthening the objectives effects the development of an organization. HR is indispensable for an organization along with a library. It acts as an asset of library providing effective and efficient outcome.  


     Since, emanation of technology has augmented almost all walks of life. Reinforcement in approaches of librarianship constrains the universities’ libraries for the fulfillment of user’s need accordingly. In order to opt, adopt and implement new technologies, the progression of human resource is a crucial issue in university libraries. The human resource training & upgrading will result in conspicuous representation of staff that will be more skilled and competent.



     This research is conducted to find out the present conditions of HR in university libraries of Karachi, identify the ratio of professional staff in libraries, their skills, training & advancement, and also propose advance methods for their reinforcement. Despite the fact, HR at some places that stepped out of status quo, still some need to analyzed and suggested.


The early findings had portrayed the picture of Public sector University libraries that are disconcerting with unsatisfactory results. In spite, the private sector university libraries are comparatively better from them, but lack to be a perfect one. Librarians of these universities faces many consequences regarding their training and progression, implementation of training courses, lack of librarians’ interest. The parent organizations also seem reluctant towards training facility and ration of budget for HRD.


Human Resource ; Human Resource Development ; University Libraries ; Professional Librarians ; HR competencies ; Professional’s competency of librarians

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