Course Description

LIS 9761L-650 (Summer 2021)   Managing Information Technology in Libraries

Instructor: I. Ajiferuke

Course Description
Tools and techniques for planning, implementing and managing technological change for libraries and information services. Library systems, subsystems and networks. Procurement of library automation software and resources; the library automation software industry; information technology trends in the library. Roles of staff, management and vendors.

Prerequisites: Knowledge of database software.

0.5 course

Program Content Areas
Information and Communication Technology

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of readings, assignments, and class participation, students will be able to:
1. Plan, implement and manage technological change for libraries and information services (PLLO 4, 8)

<2. Develop an understanding of information systems and subsystems within standard library operations and the role of information technology within these operations (PLLO 6, 8)

3. Develop an awareness of trends in information technology and their implications for library and information centres. (PLLO 4)

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives