Course Description

LIS 9514L-650 (Summer 2015)   Information Management

Course Description
This course explores the information management universe, in particular the linkages with library and information science. Students will examine the challenges of information management in public and private sector environments, including the marketing of the IM agenda to senior management and change management within the organization.

Prerequisites: LIS 9005

Corequisites: LIS 9005

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Information Organization, Curation and Access
Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Course Objectives
  1. To examine the relationship between library and information science and the other disciplines in the information management universe.
  2. To understand the challenges of information management in public and private sector environments.
  3. To apply contemporary values, ethics and competencies to information management work.
  4. To foster leadership aspirations.

Relationship to the Goals and Objectives of the MLIS Program

Students who complete this course will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an awareness of professional values and standards when performing information management activities (from Goal 2, Obj. 1a);
  2. analyse major problems of the discipline and profession in a spirit of creativity and critical inquiry (from Goal 2, Obj. 1e);
  3. demonstrate a critical awareness of contemporary information management principles (from Goal 2, Obj. 1f);
  4. communicate and work cooperatively and effectively with others, including colleagues from sister disciplines in information management universe (from Goal 2, Obj. 1j).
Goals and Objectives of the MLIS Program

Sample Content (for information only)
  • What is Information Management?
  • Relationship between IM and LIS
  • Legislation, policies and standards
  • Evidence-based IM Practice
  • Information Management Tools
  • The Information Management Professional
  • Strategies for Information Management
  • Communicating IM / Change Management
  • The Information Management Organization
  • IM Challenges


Canada. Library and Archives Canada. "Next Generation Information Management: The Value Proposition and Leadership Viewpoints on IM." (22 November 2005)

Eaton, J.J. and D. Bawden. "What Kind of Resource is Information?" International Journal of Information Management. 11, no. 2 (June 1991): 156-65.

Plosker, George. "Introducing the Information Strategist." Online. 28, no. 2 (March/April 2004): 48-50.

Rowley, Jennifer. "In pursuit of the discipline of information management." The New Review of Information and Library Research. 5 (1999): 65-77.

United Kingdom. National Archives. Information Matters: Building Government's Capability in Managing Knowledge and Information. London: National Archives, 2008.