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LIBR 190 - Library Administration and Management

5 Credits
In-depth examination of the principles of library program management, including the management of personnel, facilities, budgets and services designed to meet the needs of users. Designed to meet the needs of school librarians and public library practitioners.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online

Designed to Serve Students in the Library & Information Services program, Library Practitioner track and those working toward their School Library Media Endorsement; as well as current library employees seeking additional professional development in library management and administration.
Active Date 2014-05-20

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline
General library management, including organizational mission and structure, coordination of component units. Functions of supervision, including planning, organizing, leading, coordinating Hiring and managing library staff, including employees, volunteers, and assistants Communication and outreach to the library’s community, including the institutions of which it is a part.

Student Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of the library’s place within larger institutions and what those institutions expect from the library.

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of library program management, including the coordination of services and facilities designed to meet the needs of users.

Demonstrate ability to assess program performance and progress toward achieving goals and objectives

Communicate effectively within the organizational structure of which the library is a part.

Recruit, assign, instruct, train, supervise, coordinate and evaluate support staff, volunteers, and/or student assistants.

Effectively communicate and promote the library’s values, services, accomplishments and needs to library users and appropriate stakeholders.

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