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LIS-S 555 Digital Services Management

3 credits

  • Prerequisites: LIS-S 500, LIS-S 507
  • Delivery: Online
  • Semesters offered: Fall, Summer 1
    The above are the semesters this course is generally offered. View the course schedule to confirm.
  • This course explores the theory and practice of digital services management including collaboration, financial and human resources management, leadership, organizational and change theories, project and time management, strategic planning, and values and ethics. Students synthesize principles related to collection development, communications, intellectual property, security, space, technology, data, and digital services, and user services.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Analyze key issues such as ethics, recent developments, and trends in digital services in library and other information settings.
    2. Synthesize organizational and change theories to address collaboration and leadership functions in digital services work environments.
    3. Apply strategic planning principles to decision-making, assessment, evaluation, and accountability.
    4. Plan, implement, and evaluate projects using established project and time management approaches.
    5. Create and implement financial management plans to ensure fiscal responsibilities have been met.
    6. Analyze human resources management strategies related to hiring, training, and supervising staff in the digital services work environment.
    7. Synthesize management principles to address topics related to user services; intellectual property activities; collection development; technology, data, and digital services; communications; space planning; and security issues.