Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management of information services
  2. undertake foundation planning with regard to the finances, human resources and facilities of an information service
  3. synthesise the operational strategies and performance outcomes of an information service
  4. plan for the ongoing sustainability of an information service
  5. communicate the values and benefits of an information service to a client group.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Case Study (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment — Reflection (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, 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:

Special requirements

  • 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/
  • OtherDetails -

    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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