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Course Overview. Module 0 LIS 580: Spring 2006 Instructor- Michael Crandall. Introductions- Me. Currently- - Chair of the Master of Science in Information Management Program at the University of Washington Information School

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course overview

Course Overview

Module 0

LIS 580: Spring 2006

Instructor- Michael Crandall

introductions me
Introductions- Me
  • Currently--
    • Chair of the Master of Science in Information Management Program at the University of Washington Information School
    • Member of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative Board of Trustees since 2001
  • In the past--
    • Technology manager for the US Libraries

Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    • Managed the architecture, design and technology for MSWeb, Microsoft’s internal portal
    • Developed electronic information delivery systems for Boeing’s intranet, reference librarian for several years
    • Started and ran a bicycle shop in Friday Harbor for eight years
    • Engineering geologist for eight years
  • And you?

LIS580- Spring 2006

course objectives
Course Objectives
  • Apply the principles of management from a leadership perspective 
    • Understand strategic management principles
    • Apply quality management techniques to information systems
    • Understand the role of information in organizational management
    • Understand the role of information in decision making
  • Cultivate a talent for innovation and leadership
    • Describe techniques for innovation and leadership
    • Apply strategic planning in information projects
  • Understand and apply the information perspective
    • Articulate the ethical issues in information creation and use in organizations
    • Be able to forge the relationship between people, information, and technology for effective management of organizations

LIS580- Spring 2006

course assignments
Course Assignments
  • Two individual written assignments
    • Mini case study analyses based on book
  • Two group discussions in class
  • One final group project and individual assignment

LIS580- Spring 2006

group discussions
Group Discussions
  • Your job is to facilitate an analytical discussion and come to conclusions
  • Allows class members to explore the day’s material in a meaningful context
  • Should end in a clear summation and outcomes
  • Each session will have a case to build on, but participants are encouraged to extend the discussion to include other readings and areas of personal experience

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  • E-Submit for all papers; deadline is midnight of date indicated, no exceptions
  • Graded papers will be back to you within one week
  • Additional resources posted on web site- send any to me that you think should be added
  • Please ask questions, let me know if something is not clear, give me feedback, and help everyone to get the most out of the course

LIS580- Spring 2006

course organization
Course Organization
  • Course organized in four major sections, each with one guest lecture from a practitioner
  • Correspond to the textbook sections and chapters, and lectures will parallel the readings
  • Additional readings will add the library perspective, or a deeper look at issues in the area being studied
  • Each day will begin with an instructor-led (or guest) lecture/discussion, and end with a student-led discussion of a case

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the text
The Text
  • Clearly not focused on libraries
    • Any guesses why?
    • We’ll bring the library perspective in during discussion and your assignments
  • Integrates theory, practice and tools
    • All three essential for practical management
  • There is also a companion website which may be of value to you

LIS580- Spring 2006


LIS580- Spring 2006