Course Description

LIS 9005A-650 (Fall 2021)   Managing and Working in Information Organizations

Instructor: D. Helkenberg

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-650 (Fall 2021)
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Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand, apply and evaluate theories of and approaches to management and organizational studies in the context of information organizations (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2, 5);

2. Communicate and collaborate effectively with others including users, colleagues, employers, and members of the community (Program-level learning outcomes, 4, 6, 9);

3. Apply legal, policy, regulatory and ethical frameworks relevant to the context of information organizations (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5);

4. Apply  professional values and standards in professional practice in information organizations (Program-level learning outcomes 3, 7); 

5. Engage with ambiguity and change in the spirit of intellectual inquiry (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5);

6. Develop awareness of the overarching social responsibility and power associated with the practice of library and information science (Program-level learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9)

MLIS Program Level Learning Outcomes
MLIS Program Goals and Objectives