This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
to explore the principles that govern how organizations and institutions work, this course provides a foundation for an introduction to the theories, practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and information centers (GSLIS Catalog). COURSE DIRECTION This course will provide a practical/working overview of the major issues faced by managers in libraries and information centers today. Theory will be studied, but the emphasis will be on actual management situations and how to address them. Class sessions will be a combination of lecture and discussion, and it is expected that students will share their experience and thoughts. Several guest presenters will share their expertise. Because of the length of the course, this cannot be totally comprehensive; but it is hoped that students will receive a working knowledge of library management and will feel better prepared to undertake a leadership position in today’s library or information center. Final grades will be based on one hour exam, the grant paper, several short assignments, class participation and online discussions through Moodle. REQUIRED TEXT: The Accidental Library Manager by Rachel Singer Gordon (Information Today, 2005) SUPPLEMENTAL TEXT: “Beyond the Basics: The Management Guide for Library and Information Science Professionals” by Evans and Ward (NealSchumann, 2003). On Reserve. SUPPLEMENTAL TEXT: Library and Information Center Management by Stueart and Moran (Libraries Unlimited, 2007) On reserve. Other readings as appropriate CONTACTING ME: I am only on campus on Wednesdays. You may leave a message at the GSLIS office or in my mailbox, but I am most responsive to email and check it very regularly. Please put Class or LIS 505 in the Subject line so that I will recognize it and not consider it SPAM. Please use my email@example.com email address rather than my illinois.edu address. I check the Verizon address a number of times a day. The University address is only checked sporadically. I do not guarantee that I will receive email from this account in a timely fashion.
. an article presentation.If you need to mail me something. a major grant assignment. Assignments will be due no later than the end of class on the day assigned. consideration of grade reduction will be given on an individual basis and will be solely at my discretion. a variety of small assignments. I would far rather receive duplicates than to receive nothing. I will be happy to meet with you during office hours or by appointment on Wednesdays. Five (5) points per day will be deducted for late submissions of the grant proposal. Failure to meet these deadlines will result in a reduction of your grade for the assignment. Should I not respond at least to tell you I have received your email within 24 hours. Please contact me as soon as possible if you have questions or are experiencing unexpected difficulties with an assignment. online discussions and class participation and attendance. Exams: There will be a single one hour examination in this class. E-mail is recommended as your first choice for contacting me.59 A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD F 100 points Most of the assignments may be sent to me via email or hand delivered in class. Exam: 15 points Grant Paper: 40 points Online Discussion Question/responses 15 points Article Presentation: 10 points Other Assignments and Class Participation 15 points Other 5 points TOTAL Grade Scale: 97-100 93-96 90-92 87-89 83-86 80-82 77-79 73-76 70-72 60. you have my address.69 0. Failure to contact me about a problem in a timely manner may reflect negatively on the resolution of the problem. It will be about two-thirds of the way through the class. please resend the message. In the case of an unavoidable problem. EVALUATION AND GRADES: Course grades will be determined by your performance on one hour exam.
the students of that particular week should together develop 2 well-crafted discussion questions that will reflect some of the key issues of that week’s scheduled topics and readings or you may use a topic from the previous week’s readings. should pertinent topics arise that I feel are relevant to the course. Article Presentation: You will find an article that adds information on one of the topics in the course or pertinent to library management and give a five minute presentation on the article to the class. Day of presentations will be determined the first week of class. Details for this assignment will be discussed in class. CLASS SCHEDULE. presentations will be timed and stopped at 5 minutes. and timing of this syllabus may be subject to some change as we will work within their availability and flexibility. The purpose of the project is to learn fundamentals of grant writing which apply to all types of libraries and organizations. Other readings and assignments will be assigned as appropriate. 2010 . WEEK 1: TOPICS: Introductions Class Expectations August 25. Therefore the order of the guest presenters during the semester. It is hoped that these will develop into real discussions of the issues. Turn in the paper and a copy of the article. including relevant information from the article. Other circumstances such as the size of the class may also cause some change. Details will be arranged through the Help Desk. These presentations will be given throughout the course. you will write a grant proposal following the FY2006 Library Services and Technology Act Grant Offerings process under the Creative Use of Libraries Category. The writers of the questions should show leadership in the discussion forum for that week and respond to student comments. the syllabus may also be changed. You will draw a number for placement. The questions will be posted in Moodle in the weekly discussion area in order that the rest of the class can respond. Discussion Question/Responses: In addition to the articles. This form is used by all types of libraries. Write an outline or summary of approximately 250 words covering what you want to discuss.Grant Paper: For your assigned public library. however. Guests will depend upon their availability. It is expected that everyone will respond to each question. You will be using the most recent LSTA form for grant submission. Because of the size of the class. Discussion of each article will follow the presentation. Also. Several guest presenters are scheduled during the semester.
24 1st Group Assignment September 15. 6. 2010 Article Presentations #4. 203-225 WEEK 6: TOPICS: WEEK 7: September 29. 259-285 Evans p. 215-219 . 2010 Grant Letters of Intent Due . 2. 25 Budgeting continued October 6. 2010 Article Presentations #10. 2010 Article Presentations #7. 8. 11. 2010 TOPICS: Grants continued Budgeting Reading: Gordon p.What Is Management WEEK 2: TOPICS: Your Library Why Plan? What Happened to Systems? Reading: Gordon p. 3. 12. 22 September 1. 5. 31-49 WEEK 3: TOPICS: Consider your Library Working with Boards Funding Reading: Gordon p. 29-55 WEEK 4: TOPICS: Grants Funding Sources Reading: Gordon p. 9. 23 September 8. WEEK 5: September 22. 2010 Article Presentations #1. 1-27.
2010 I’m a Director? Help! Guest Presenters: Kyla Waltermire. 15. 14. 21. 2010 Article Presentations #16. 2010 Budget Assignment Due Article Presentations #19. LSTA Grant Consultant. WEEK 13: November 17. 154. Effingham. 57-87 WEEK 12: November 10. 26 TOPICS: Policies and Procedures Reading: Gordon p. 299-300. 2010 Question: Gillfillan Hour Exam TOPICS: Personnel Continued Reading: Gordon p. 2010 Grants Due . Director. Jeanne May Hamilton. 57-87 WEEK 10: October 27. 2010 Consider the Plan Guest: Beverly Obert. 238-240. 17. Morris Public Library. Illinois State October 20. 178-190 WEEK 11: November 3. 18 The Real Story about Grants Guest: Karen Egan. Evans p. Rolling Prairie Library System Reading: Evans p. Helen Mattis Public Library. Joanna Kluever. 211-230 WEEK 8: October 13. 20.Article Presentations #13. Stillman Valley Public Library and School District. 109-111. 27 WEEK 9: TOPICS: Policies and Procedures continued Consider the Personnel Hiring/Firing Evaluation Reading: Gordon p.
TOPICS: Personnel Continued Personnel Policies Legal Issues Other Personnel Issues Gordon p. 29. Wrap-up Associations Professionalism Strengths and Weaknesses Discussion Professional Philosophy Discussion Reading: Evans p. 317-329 Gordon p. 2010 Catch Up. Review. 157-159. 2010 Thanksgiving Break—No Class December 1. 2010 Article Presentations #28. 303-328 . 289-300 November 24. 30 Reading: WEEK 14: WEEK 15: TOPICS: Legal Issues CIPA Open Meetings Act Freedom of Information Act Reading: Evans p. 313-316 WEEK 16: December 8. 83-88.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
We've moved you to where you read on your other device.
Get the full title to continue reading from where you left off, or restart the preview.