Course: Introduction to information institutions management
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: Mandatory
Method of teaching: Lecture, seminar
Prerequisite: None
Assessment: Written exam, oral exam

Course description: This course covers the basics of information institutions management, covering major professional organizations in the field of information and documentation, their principal activities, staff and changes. Redefined role of information institutions is explored through a series of lectures covering different topics: libraries, archives, museums, documentation centers, the Internet, e-business, e-governance. Lectures cover the concept of management and its application in all kinds of information institutions; levels of management: from administrative councils, from staff to management; the principal activities of management: planning, organizing and performance measurement; basic resources of information institutions; fundamentals of human resources management; working in teams and developing communication skills; fundamentals of financial management; project designing and management. Seminar work covers practical introduction to the organizational structure and information institutions management, analyzing available resources, identifying problem spots, designing, managing and evaluating project results.

Course objectives: After finishing the course the students will understand basic concepts of management in information institutions, including the activities and resources needed. Students will be capable to plan, organize and evaluate the management process in different information institutions.

Quality check and success of the course: mandatory attendance, presentation of seminar paper, written and oral exam.

Reading list:
1. Armstrong, M. management tasks and activities. London: Consult, In 2001.
2. Bahr, N. Competitive knowledge management. London: Palgrave, in 2001.
3. Bahtijarević third-Siber, F. Human Resource Management. London: Golden Marketing, 1999.
4. Svenonius, E. The intellectual foundation of information organization. Cambridge, Mass.; London: The MIT Press, 2000.
5. Thackeray, V. What is the project? in: Informatica museologica, no. 1-2, 2002, p. 57-60.