Information Organizations and Management
Fall 2009 Greensheet
Dr. Leanne Strum
Phone: (757) 352-4172
Fax: (757) 352-4167
Office location: Online
Office hours: IM, Email, or Telephone (Office hours: 9-4 M-F (EST))
Textbooks and Readings
Students must self-enroll for the course on Angel between August 20 and September 7, 2009. The required password access enrollment code will be provided through the MySJSU Messaging system. Class starts on Angel August 24, 2009. Materials for class week 1 will be available starting August 24, 2009.
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: Effective Spring 2009, LIBR 204 must be completed with a B grade or higher.
Student learning outcomes
- Compare management theories, principles and practices;
- Apply analytical and strategic planning processes and skills;
- Identify the roles and activities of managers;
- Understand portfolios as a means of performance assessment;
- Experience and assess working in teams;
- Managing issues of diversity in the workplace;
- Prepare and post a resume and use the services of the SJSU Career Center;
- Review and use the professional and research literature of management.
LIBR 204 supports the following SLIS Core Competencies:
- apply the fundamental principles of planning, management and marketing/advocacy;
- demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for group work, collaborations and professional level presentations;
- evaluate programs and services on specified criteria.
The Statement of Core Competencies for graduates of the Master of Library and Information Science program at SLIS may be found at http://ischool.sjsu.edu/slis/competencies.htm
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, including Angel, Elluminate and Second Life. This course must be completed by all new SLIS students within the first 4 weeks of their first semester. If you have questions about this course, e-mail Debbie Faires or Dale David.
For more information, see http://ischool.sjsu.edu/classes/coursedesc.htm
Course Format and Office Hours
This is a virtual class. There are no class meetings. Private conference time can be set up as telephone call or e-mail.
Class Materials Access
Scheduled by student (Asynchronous)
Students are expected to login to the class (Angel) at least 4 to 5 times a week.
Access to the Internet is necessary. Students must have the ability to:
- send and receive email with attachments in Word format
- view the WWW with a graphical browser
- view and create PDF files in version 3.0 or higher
- use a current virus protection program to scan all assignments before electronic submission.
The course will be conducted using the SLIS course management system Angel. A code will be distributed to all enrolled students via MySJSU prior to the beginning of the class.
- Students are required to participate in online discussions on Angel as required each week.
- Assignments should be posted on the appropriate discussion forum in Angel for your colleagues to share and compare. If an assignment is sensitive for any reasons, you have the option of sending it directly to the instructor.
- Questions about the class or procedures should be posted on the Angel “Class FAQ” discussion forum so that all the other students will see the question and the answer. Chances are your question is one that others have as well.
- All papers should follow the latest edition of APA style using The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
- Weekly Discussion of the Course Topics (10 Postings @ 20 Points Each)
- Exercise: Resume’ (25 Points) – Date Due: September 13
- Organizational Case Study -- Team Assignment (50 Points) – Date Due: October 4
- Case Analysis -- Team Assignment (150 Points) – Date Due: October 18
- Strategic Plan/Budget – Team Assignment (250 Points) – Date Due: November 15
- Analytical Essay or Article (150 Points) – Date Due: November 29
- Philosophy of Management (100 Points) – Date Due: December 8
- Electronic Portfolio (50 Points) – Date Due: December 8
NOTE: Dates are “subject to change with fair notice.”
Rules for submission of assignments:
- All pages should be consecutively numbered with the student’s name and the name of the assignment in the header of each page
- Each project should include a cover sheet with the title, name(s), and email of each contributor
- All submitted work should be in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, 12-point font.
- Spelling, grammatical and syntactical errors will affect the evaluation negatively. Use spell checker. It also helps to have someone review your paper and provide feedback.
- Work cited should include complete bibliographical information and conform in format to the APA style manual
- Assignments submitted after the due date may be subject to a grade penalty of a ten-point deduction for each day assignment is late. Assignments are due by the date indicated.
- Assignments must be your own or your team’s work. Academic honesty and ethical standards relative to another person's work are highly valued. See the SJSU Academic Integrity Policy – http://sa.sjsu.edu/student_conduct
Textbooks and Readings
- Evans, G. E., & Ward, P. L. (2007). Management Basics for Information Professionals (2nd ed.). New York: Neal-Schuman. Available through Amazon: 1555705863.
- American Psychological Association (2009). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Chicago: American Psychological Association. Available through Amazon: 1433805618.
- Green, R. A. (Ed.) (2007). Library Management: A Case Study Approach. Oxford: Chandos Publishing. Available through Amazon: 1843343495.
- 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|
In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:
- 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
Dropping and Adding
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
- "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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