Information Agency Management: Winter 2013

Instructor:

Joy Bennett

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2013

Description:

GLIS 620 Information Agency Management 3 Credits
Library & Information Studies: Introduction to management theory and decision making in the context of information agencies and services. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, organizing, quality management, organizational behaviour, human resource management, leadership and communication, management of change, legal issues in information agencies, and information use in decision making.

Required Textbook:

Moran, B. B., Stueart, R. D., Morner. C.J. 2012. Library and Information Center Management, 8th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis620_2013winter_bennett.pdf

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Collection Development: Winter 2013

Instructor:

Joy Bennett

School:

McGill

Semester:

Winter 2013

Description:

  1. To gain an understanding of the development and maintenance of information collections in various types of libraries and information centers.
  2. To prepare and interpret policies relating to the building of information collections of both traditional (books, periodicals, manuscripts, etc.) and electronic media.
  3. To become conversant with evaluation criteria in the selection process.
  4. To become conversant with sources and methods of acquisition of various forms of materials.
  5. To learn methods for collection assessment.
  6. To understand the basics of materials budgets and budget monitoring.

Required Textbook:

Evans, G. E., Saponaro, M. Collection Management Basics, 6th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis618_2013winter_bennett.pdf

Reference&Information Services: Fall 2012

Instructor:

Joy Bennett

School:

McGill

Semester:

Library & Information Studies: Evaluation of reference and information resources and services, advanced information search strategies, collection and resource management.

Description:

Required Textbook:

Katz, W. A. 2002. Introduction to Reference Work, 8th ed.
Bopp, R. E., Smith, L. C. Reference and Information Services: an introduction, 4th. ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://www.mcgill.ca/sis/files/sis/glis615_2012fall_bennett.pdf