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Advanced eCourse: Management Bootcamp for Librarians and Other Information Professionals
Sean Gaffney
Item Number: 1541-9162
 
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $1,000.00
 
 
 
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12-week Asynchronous Advanced eCourse beginning April 4, 2016
An ALA Editions and SJSU iSchool Advanced eCourse facilitated by Sean Gaffney


Estimated Hours of Learning: 72
Full participants earn the SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion.

There is an increasing need for librarians to have the skills it takes to manage operations at higher and higher levels of expertise. While many of us joined the profession with no interest in being a “manager,” it seems that management responsibilities keep creeping into our roles—whether we are an information desk supervisor, the head of technical services, or the newly named director of a small library.

This advanced eCourse has been adapted from a 15-week graduate-level library management course that Sean Gaffney has been teaching since 2008 at San Jose State University School of Information. While you will learn a bit on theory, this eCourse is about providing you with practical skills in management. While you may not find an answer to every question, you will be positioned to understand the basics and know where to go next for additional answers.

Learning outcomes

After completing this eCourse, you’ll be able to:

  • Plan effectively
  • Market your organization
  • Create a SWOT analysis to help position your library for growth
  • Delegate effectively
  • Understand Federal labor laws
  • Develop a budget
  • Much, much more

Participants who complete this Advanced eCourse will receive a SJSU iSchool/ALA Publishing Advanced Certificate of Completion. This certificate will affirm your status as having completed all the steps of an Advanced eCourse on Management and will provide proof of your participation that you can add to your resume.

Advanced eCourses—a new format in which faculty from the SJSU iSchool will help you dig deep into cutting-edge topics during 12-week online courses, equipping you with potentially transformative knowledge and skills, and taking you from introductory through high-level content.


eCourse Outline

Week-by-Week Course Outline:

    • Week One – What is Management? Why Should I Care?
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Two – Management theory – The Building Blocks
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Three – Planning and Why It’s Important
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Four – Decision-Making
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Five – Communicating with Staff and Stakeholder
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Six – Managing Change
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Seven – Motivating Staff
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Eight – Marketing Your Library
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Nine – Human Resources and the People Factor
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Ten – Managing Money
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Eleven – Managing Other Assets
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps
    • Week Twelve – Pulling It All Together
      • Discussion Board posting (short one or two paragraphs)
      • Article readings (one or two articles)
      • PPT Lectures and Video Recaps

Within the week-by-week format, you will be able to work at your own pace and interact with the instructor through emails and message boards without the constraints of attending a live session at a specific time.


How this eCourse Works

The eCourse begins on April 4, 2016. Your participation will require approximately six hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to:
  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities
Instructor Sean Gaffney will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 12-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that participants log into the site on April 4 or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.
User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Editions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.
About the Instructor

Sean Gaffney is a Manager in the Research and Analysis team at PwC. Prior to joining PwC, Sean worked for Archer Daniels Midland in a variety of roles, including Head Research Librarian, Manager of Information Services and Senior Information Scientist. He holds an MBA in Accounting from Saint Leo University, an MLIS from Kent State University and a Certificate of Advanced Study in LIS from the University of Illinois. Sean has been a Part-time Faculty member at San Jose State University’s School of Information since 2008 and has taught several CPE courses for SLA.


Please note: Your purchase at the ALA Store is only Step 1 of a 2-Step Registration process!

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing and more information on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us.

 
 

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