LIBR 282-01 [1-UNIT]
Seminar in Library Management
Spring 2019 Syllabus
Dr. Christie Koontz
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Canvas Information: Courses will be available beginning January 24th, 6 am PT unless you are taking an intensive or a one-unit or two-unit class that starts on a different day. In that case, the class will open on the first day that the class meets.
This intensive, one-unit course, runs from January 24th - February 22nd.
You will be enrolled in the Canvas site automatically.
The purpose of this course is to provide you --the motivated audience of students with the concepts, techniques, and illustrations needed to develop first-rate nonprofit marketing skills. These skills will facilitate strategic planning that is cost effective and customer-centered in its approach.
Assignments are all asynchronous and delivered via Canvas.
Weekly assignments will primarily be based upon the chapter and related readings. Assignments will include short answer responses to short answer and essay questions, and discussion board asynchronous activities.
The purpose of all assignments is to facilitate introduction and comprehension of marketing concepts. The chapter and other readings must be read and reviewed first and referred to before answering the assignment questions.
- Weeks 1 & 2: assignments support CLO #1
- Week 3: assignment supports CLO #2
- Weeks 4 - final week: assignments support CLO #3 and #4
A course calendar will be posted under the syllabus section in Canvas. All assignments will be usually due Saturday at midnight of any week, and any discussion board posts Friday and Saturday. Instructor reserves the right to change the assignments in advance and with notice.
- There will be no more than ten assignments over the 4-week period, each worth 10% of a total of 100 points.
- Discussion board posts cannot be made up
Other Relevant Information:
Please order this book immediately upon reading this Greensheet--as assignments begin from the text the first week of class.
Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums
Code 7A3AUTHF will be good for a 25% discount
This ISBN is for paperback--e-book and hardback also available
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.
INFO 200, INFO 204.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Describe the significance and value of having a marketing philosophy.
- Build a comprehensive and practical process for solving problems through systematic application of marketing principles to library and information organizations.
- Identify and discuss the marketing components that are relied upon to make effective marketing decisions (marketing research, segmentation, marketing mix strategy, and marketing evaluation).
- Analyze aspects of nonprofit marketing management in detail, outside the classroom.
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
INFO 282 supports the following core competencies:
- D Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy.
- N Evaluate programs and services using measurable criteria.
- Koontz, C., & Mon, L. (2014). Marketing and social media: A guide for libraries, archives, and museums. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littleton. Available through Amazon: 081089081X
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 or Informatics) — 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 if you wish to stay in the program. 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).
Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/syllabusinfo/. Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.
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