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Loan, F. A. (2019). Five Laws of Library and Information Science Associations and Institutions. Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal),


Dear Editor,

I have modified my paper. Kindly consider this one for publication.


Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) is credited with the traditional classification of the five sense organs: sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing (Zamora, 2013). In the absence of any one of the senses, a human is considered handicapped, not worth to work perfectly. Likewise, there is a need to frame the five laws for an association, institution, organization, society, etc. to carry out its work efficiently and effectively. An attempt has been made in the present paper to devise these laws using logical thinking. These laws can serve the guiding force for all the associations in general and Library & Information Science in particular.