Library Management University of Tsukuba
This course enables students to develop an understanding of the different approaches to effective organizational/operational management, as well as administrations, with special emphasis on public libraries. This course examines various management theories, principles, concepts, techniques in business administration. Challenges and limitations of applying such management theories fpr running the library as a nonprofit organization will also be addressed. In addition, students will also develop a basic understanding of the following: (1) social role, (2) policy, (3) legal system, (4) human resource management, (5) service planning and evaluation, (6) budget acquisition and financing, (7) public relations, (8) public-private partnerships, and (9) collaborations and partnerships with external partners for developing programs catered for early childhood education.
Students will learn methods for effective library management and be familiar with the various theories concerning library management.
Management competence, Mathematical research ability, Media expertise, Resource expertise
In each session (9 sessions in total, as the first session is an orientation), you will be given an assignment based on the items indicated in the achievement objectives, and the assignment will be graded. Students will be graded on the basis of the assignments. 60% of the full mark is required to pass all assignments.
(1) Orientation (Ikeuchi, Ohba, Koizumi) (2) Public Sphere and Public Libraries (Koizumi) (3) Strategies and Organisations (Koizumi) (4) Librarianship (Koizumi) (5) Social Roles of the Library (Ikeuchi) (6) Policies of the Library (Ikeuchi) (7) Laws related to the Library (Ikeuchi) (8) Planning of Library and Information Services (Ohba) (9) Library Organizational Design (Ohba) (10) Library Human Resource Management (Ohba)
Online Course Requirement
This class will be conducted online (on-demand).
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Ikeuchi Atsushi
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to the syllabus provided by the university