Program Content Areas
Managing and Working in Information Organizations
Sample Content (for information only)
The contemporary university and college. The library in its institutional context.
Scholarly communication and publishing. The role of libraries and librarians in scholarly communication. Publishing, access and funding models.
Collection development in academic libraries in an increasingly digital world. Just-in-time, just-in-case and just-for-you models. Resource sharing, document delivery, consortia, e-resources.
Information literacy competencies, standards, performance indicators and outcomes. Instructional design and pedagogical considerations for information literacy programs.
Reference services - traditional and electronic.
Planning and budgeting in an academic environment.
The role of technology. Current and emerging technologies.
The college library, its user populations and services.
Faculty status for librarians.
Performance measures and indicators.
Information seeking behaviour of students and researchers.
Marketing the library within the institution.
The academic library of the future.
Profiles of academic librarians. Academic librarian as information specialist, scholar, educator and leader.