Managing and leading libraries and information services, one of the required core courses for the MLIS degree, focuses on key management theories and practice-based competencies in preparing students to be successful, service-oriented managers and leaders at all levels of diverse organizations. Students in this diversity and inclusion 'infused course will develop understanding of important skill sets and management and leadership domain areas, such as communication; strategic planning; core values and organizational culture; leading productive meetings; managing people, money, facilities, conflict, and change; legal and ethical issues; collaboration and partnerships; marketing and public relations; and professional development. Guest speakers representing different types of libraries, as well as other institutional settings, will provide students with exposure to varied management and leadership styles and perspectives. Individual and group assignments, course content and case studies from non-profit and for-profit sectors, readings, podcasts, and in-class and online discussions will examine emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities for 21st century information center managers and leaders.

Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SNC Basis
Course Requirements: PROG: School of Information Science or ; EXCLUDING SBPLAN: Archives and Information Sci (MLISAIS-SP); School Library Cert Program (MLISLCP-TR); MLIS Fast Track School Lib Cer (MLISFTL-TR)
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3