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) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
Placement requirements - 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/
Other requirements -
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.
This subject introduces students to management theory and frameworks relevant to the information professions. In this subject, students explore corporate governance as well as resources and project management planning, policies and practices. Key themes in this subject include stakeholder management, professional accountability, and how to contribute to a creative and innovative workplace. This subject includes professional workplace experience.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.