Management Topics at Peer - UNC School of Information and

Topics addressed in Management courses at peer institutions
(Taken from institutions’ web pages – September 2008)
Systems and project management, focusing on the process of information systems
analysis and design
Systems analysis, process analysis, cost and statistical analysis, accounting and budgeting,
and planning
Process of identifying and selecting projects
Project initiation
Systems requirements determination
System data collection
Interviewing and questionnaire development
statistical and cost analysis
the implementation and evaluation of systems
organizational behavior
organizational theory
budgeting and planning
organizational environments
funding sources and strategic planning
optimization, game theory, and queuing theory (the study of throughput and waiting
economic methods for management decisions. Understanding costs and pricing.
Microeconomics of information and information organizations. Financial management
Problems and practices with respect to governance, functions, collections, and building.
Management functions as applicable: planning, organizing, innovation, staffing,
budgeting, controlling
managing knowledge workers; managing teams (incl. virtual ones); collaborating across
disparate units, giving and receiving feedback; managing the innovation process (incl. in
eco-systems); managing through networks; and managing when using communication
tools (e.g., tele-presence)
What are the most painful pitfalls and how to avoid them
What is your personal project management style and its weak points
How to build a high performing team
Dealing with difficult people
Risk and quality management
practices and procedures involved in the management and administration of libraries and
information centers
Studies the library's physical plant in the light of changing concepts and patterns of
library service; analyzes present-day library buildings (both new and remodeled) and
their comparison with each other as well as with buildings of the past; examines the
interrelationship of staff, collections, users
Change management
Provides a thorough introduction and orientation to the objectives, organization and
operation of special libraries
Applies theories and techniques of management to libraries, information centers, and
information enterprise, concentrating on political processes, leadership, communication,
human resources, organizational structure, decision making, planning, and control
Stresses systems development, staffing and organization, technology infrastructure,
project selection, justification and funding, and data
Emphasizes communication about the issues to senior management
Systems approach to library and information services, emphasizing managerial decisionmaking and problem-solving
Model building
motion and time study
cost analyses, system design and evaluation methods
Administration of information programs, services, and projects, including the role of
leadership in management
developing mission, vision, and goals
providing effective management for results
managing professionals
financial management
professional conduct and ethical issues
Management of projects through planning and execution of lifecycle phases
estimating costs, managing risks, scheduling, staff and resource allocation, team building,
communication, tracking, control and other aspects of successful project completion
organizational behavior, organizational theory, personnel, budgeting, planning.
organizational environments, politics, marketing, strategic planning, funding sources
Management information systems (MIS) as a framework for decision support in libraries
and other organizations, including analysis of decision tasks and supportive information
data sources and management information flow patterns
planning and control loops
influence of organizational and end-user characteristics on the MIS design and
An introduction to the current state of management theory
ethics and practice focusing on leadership
The management of organizational change