Course Description

LIS 9005A-002 (Fall 2019)   Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Instructor: K. Nicholson

Course Description
This course offers a critical perspective on issues involved in managing and working in contemporary information organizations. Students will be introduced to theory and practice in organizational design and culture; human resources; labour-management relations; individual and group communication; legal, ethical, and policy challenges; leadership; career development; budgeting; strategic planning; evaluation.

Course Syllabi for LIS 9005A-002 (Fall 2019)
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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:

1. demonstrate a critical awareness of contemporary administrative and organizational principles and best practices and apply them to the information workplace (Program-level learning outcomes 1,2,5);
2. demonstrate a critical awareness of the situatedness of information workplaces within their broader professional, political, economic, social and technological contexts (Program-level learning outcomes 1,2,5);
3.  assess the appropriateness of communication forms and technologies and employ them effectively for professional communication (Program-level learning outcomes 4,9);
4. assess communication needs and communicate and work cooperatively and effectively with others, including users, colleagues, employers and prospective employers, suppliers, funders, and members of the community (Program-level learning outcome 9);
5. apply professional values and standards to their own professional practice (Program-level learning outcomes 3,7);

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives