Management Libraries Network (MANLIBNET) was established in the year 1998 at the first convention jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) and Ahmedabad Management Association. MANLIBNET organizes annual conferences in collaboration with prominent academic institutions of the country. Some of the institutions it has collaborated in the past inlcude IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Lucknow, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode, IMT Ghaziabad, XLRI Jamshedpur, ICSSR, Nirma University; University of Delhi EDI Ahmedabad, TAPMI Manipal etc.
MANLIBNET has been conducting Librarian Development Programmes for the professional and educational enhancement of LIS professionals. Also, MANLIBNET promotes outstanding library practices by identifying the Best Librarian from information professionals’ community and recognises the best academic and professional work on an annual basis.
To promote research in LIS, MANLIBNET-Bharat Book Bureau (3B) International Travel Grant is given to MANLIBNET members every year for presenting an original and unpublished paper in an International Library Conference held outside India.