Warning! This subject requires you to do a practical placement, please see Special Requirements for more information.
Management of Information Services
Learn how to run an information service within an organisation. You’ll look into managing staff and facilities, preparing for disaster, and legal and ethical issues. Learn how to market your service, and evaluate and report on your success and value.
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You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
PlacementDetails - Includes three weeks practicum placement organised by the Department of Information Studies' Practicum Coordinator in consultation with you at your State. There will be an email requesting students to submit applications for their placements at the end of the Study Period by the Practicum Coordinator. Lookout for this email and respond accordingly. In the interim, read all you need to know about practicum placements at http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/mcca/information-studies/practicum-information/
Recommended Textbook: Moran, B., Stueart, R. & and Morner C., Library and Information Center Management, 8th ed 9781598849899 Libraries Unlimited. Accessible as eBook through Curtin University Library.
Within a framework of organisational culture and professional practice, this subject examines management principles and practices in the context of information services. This includes strategic and financial planning; human resource management, facilities planning; legal, ethical and safety considerations; disaster planning, strategic marketing and the evaluation of services.
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