Information Organizations and Management
Spring 2014 Greensheet
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D2L Information: This course will be available beginning January 23. You will be enrolled into the site automatically.
Identifying distinguishing characteristics, culture and relationships of information agencies. Emphasizes the role and responsibilities of managers and leaders, orchestrating people in achieving organizational goals.
Note: SLIS requires that students earn a B in this course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified
Complete LIBR 203: Online Social Networking: Technology and Tools.
This is a mandatory 1 unit course that introduces students to the various e-learning tools used in the SLIS program. For more information, see: http://ischool.sjsu.edu/classes/coursedesc.htm
If the instructor finds that a student's writing is unacceptable, the instructor will require the student to sign up for online writing tutoring. The student will ask the tutor to confirm with the instructor that he or she is attending sessions.
- Participation - Each student will be expected to interact and participate using D2L’s Discussion Forums. Discussions will be organized around lectures, readings, cases, and occasional questions that I may post about a specific topic. More information can be found in the Assignments section of D2L under Participation. (100 points) Supports SLO #1, #3, #4, #6
- Critical Essay - Students will select an article related to Library Management from the professional literature and write a short evalautive/critical annotation. (20 points) Supports SLO #1, #8
- Marketing Materials - Pay a visit to a library, gather at least three different publications used for marketing (at least two print and no more than one online), and analyze the references to services in those publications. The marketing materials can include brochures, announcements of meetings held at their facilities, invitations to open houses, etc. Then describe the marketing materials you have analyzed for this assignment. (80 points) Supports SLO #3
- Change Management - Develop a paper based on the book "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson. This assignment will give you an opportunity to consider the importance of change and to examine issues related to managing change for staff and services in a diverse society. In contrast to the strategic planning team assignment, which emphasizes planning initiatives for the overall organization, the focus of the organizational change assignment is to study and understand how practitioners might initiate change at the individual level. (80 points) Supports SLO #3
- Resume/Portfolio Assignment - Students will create (or update) a professional resume. (20 points) Supports SLO #7
- Strategic Plan - Working in teams, students will select a library or information center and develop a strategic plan. (200 points) Supports SLO #2, #4, #5
We will cover one or two chapters per week from the course text. There were also be additional readings from the professional literature posted weekly in D2L.
Assignment due dates will be posted in the course calendar by the end of the first week.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
LIBR 204 has no prerequisite requirements.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Compare management theories, principles and practices.
- Understand analytical and strategic planning processes and skills.
- Identify the roles and activities of managers and leaders.
- Identify portfolios as a means of performance assessment.
- Experience and assess working in teams.
- Recognize issues of diversity in the workplace.
- Prepare a resume and consult career development resources.
- Review, use and properly cite the professional and research literature of management and leadership.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
LIBR 204 supports the following core competencies:
- D Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy.
- M Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional collaboration and presentations.
- N Evaluate programs and services based on measurable criteria.
- Evans, G. E., & Ward, P. L. (2007). Management Basics for Information Professionals (2nd ed.). New York: Neal-Schuman. Available through Amazon: 1555705863.
- Johnson, S. (1998). Who Moved My Cheese?. East Rutherford, NJ: Putnam. Available through Amazon: 0399144463.
- Matthews, J. R. (2005). Strategic Planning and Management for Library Managers. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. Available through Amazon: 1591582318.
The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:
|97 to 100||A|
|94 to 96||A minus|
|91 to 93||B plus|
|88 to 90||B|
|85 to 87||B minus|
|82 to 84||C plus|
|79 to 81||C|
|76 to 78||C minus|
|73 to 75||D plus|
|70 to 72||D|
|67 to 69||D minus|
- C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
- B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
- A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.
Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
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- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
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