Having been a central library for the National Institute of Development Administration, the Library maintains its roles in procuring, collecting, servicing and distributing information materials in order to promote and facilitate teaching and learning activities, research, training and academin related services to lecturers, staff and students in the institute. The Library and Information Center currently houses an extensive collection of books and learning materials. covering 9 main subjects, namely public administration, business administration, development economies, applied statistics (including demographic and computer studies), social and environmental development, language and commnication, human resources development, law, tourism management and other areas of social sciences. In relation to the Institute’s departments, programs of study and activities of schools/ centers/ offices/ programs, the center also provides information services to local communities as well as guidelines for establishing community libraries and information services centers for public and private sectors.
The Library and Information Center is a library for research in the field of development administration and aims to become a predominant digital library.
In addition of its roles as being a research library for the Institute, the Library and Information Center also serves as a depository library for the World Bank and a coordinating center for information in social sciences. Having maintained its membership of Thailand library network, the center is working with domestic and international libraries.
At the professional level, the Library and Information Center is an active member of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), and American Library Association. The center has also forged cooperation with other higher educational institutions in information resources services as the center’s staff are often invited as guest lecturers and thesis supervisors for students of other educational institutions. The center also offers internship opportunities for students of various institutions.
“Modern resources and quick responses for users’ satisfaction.”
— LIC Slogan —
The Library and Information Center aims to fulfill following obligations:
- Provides user-oriented services in order to respond to users’ requirements
- Acquireds and operates information resources in relation to its development towards a digital library system to provide services to users and to strengthen its information resources in the field of development administration
- Promotes lifelong learning
- Supports the domestic, regional and international sharing of information resources.
การเป็นห้องสมุดชั้นนำและมีมาตรฐานในการให้บริการทรัพยากรสารสนเทศเพื่อการศึกษาและวิจัยในสาขาพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์ และสาขาวิชาอื่น ๆ ที่เกี่ยวข้องกับภารกิจของสถาบัน ทั้งนี้เพื่อสนับสนุนและสอดคล้องกับการเป็นมหาวิทยาลัยชั้นนำของสถาบัน นอกจากนี้ ห้องสมุดยังต้องส่งเสริมการเรียนรู้ตลอดชีวิตของสมาชิกในสังคมอีกด้วย