Digital Trends, Tools, and Debates: Summer 2014

Instructor:

Dorothea Salo

School:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Semester:

Summer 2014

Description:

  • Broad awareness of digital technologies in use in libraries, archives, and other information agencies.
  • Vocabulary and knowledge of conventions needed to communicate with technical staff.
  • Ability to evaluate, plan and hire for, select, safely and securely work with digital technologies.
  • Awareness of the social and legal forces that impact digital technologies; controversies surrounding them; and the complex relationship between digital technologies and the future of information agencies.
  • Ability to contribute appreciably to a team working on a defined project; awareness of project-management tools and techniques.
  • Sufficient courage, self-awareness, and skill for self-sufficiency in acquiring technical knowledge.
  • Development of ethical and principled approaches to technology adoption and education.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://files.dsalo.info/644syllsum2014.pdf

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Project Management: Summer 2014

Instructor:

Bruce W. Dearstyne

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Summer 2014

Description:

This course covers all aspects of project management, with emphasis on leadership, organization, control, and measurement.

Required Textbook:

Meredith, J., Shafter, S. M., Mantel, Jr., S., Sutton, M. M. 2014. Project Management in Practice, 5th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/inst_706_summer_2014.pdf

Library Automation and Project Management

Instructor:

Howard Barrie

School:

Catholic University of America

Semester:

Spring 2012

Description:

This course provides students with strategies for identifying, planning, providing, and evaluating library and information services in public, academic and special libraries. Tools and techniques covered in the course will prepare students to design and/or create accessible and usable information resources from beginning to end of a project lifecycle. This course builds on the foundations of the core courses and emphasizes identity and management skills of information professionals.

Required Textbook:

Cook, Curtis. 2005. Just Enough Project Management: The Indispensable Four-step Process for Managing Any Project Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Link to Syllabus:

http://lis.cua.edu/res/docs/syllabi/2012spring/LSC757HowardSpring2012.pdf

Project Management for LIS: Summer 2009

Instructor:

Kevin Trainor

School:

The iSchool at Illinois

Semester:

Summer 2009

Description:

Project management skills are essential for LIS practitioners who want to be leaders. Effective project management is needed to create everything from digital libraries, to community informatics outreach projects, to new physical library facilities. This is a comprehensive course in project management for anyone who is serious about planning and managing successful projects.

This course combines knowledge, tools and techniques that are common to managing successful projects in any field with insight into the special challenges of managing projects in the LIS field. General project management subjects covered include a framework for project management, as well as the key project management knowledge areas: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, and procurement. Specific LIS project management subjects covered include the demand for project management skills in libraries, case studies of projects in both large and small libraries, and methods for addressing the special challenges of digital library projects.

Required Textbook:

Schwalbe, K. (2009). Information Technology Project Management (6th ed.).

Link to Syllabus:

http://wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2010/2/590mgl.pdf