LIBR 571 (3)

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

PREREQUISITES:

MLIS and Dual MAS/MLIS: Completion of MLIS Core or permission of SLAIS Graduate Advisor

MAS: completion of MAS core and permission of the SLAIS Graduate Adviser
[recommended co-requisite: ARST 570]

GOAL: The goal of this course is to provide students with an overview of human resource management functions in libraries and other information agencies and then to equip them with the human resource management skills they will need to function effectively as front-line managers.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Perform in a leadership role at the beginning or middle management level
  • List and describe the human resource management roles and functions of an HRM department in a large library or information agency
  • List and describe the HRM roles and functions of a librarian working at a beginning or middle management level, with special emphasis on the supervisory role
  • List and describe the main components of the literature of human resource management, including the HRM literature of management science, as well as that found on the management of libraries and other information agencies
  • Describe and discuss the motivational role of HRM managers, including such factors as compe October 24, 2012 –> e –>EndDate –> , corporate culture, management styles, motivational theory, morale building, etc.
  • Describe and discuss the control function of HRM managers, including recruitment, selection of personnel, orientation, training, staff development, supervision and performance appraisal
  • List and describe some of the key Canadian legislation in the areas of labour law, human rights law, etc. that has an impact on the work of HRM managers
  • List and describe some of the labour relations’ practices in Canada that has an impact on the work of HRM managers
  • Describe the principles and practices of successful job recruitment
  • Perform a successful job interview as a library manager
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the practices that lead to success as a job interviewee
  • Design, deliver and evaluate a successful employee orientation program
  • Design, deliver and evaluate a successful employee training and staff development program
  • Describe and explain the principles and practices of effective employee supervision
  • Demonstrate the effective communication skills required of a successful supervisor
  • Describe and explain the principles and practices of effective employee performance evaluation
  • Write an effective task force report

CONTENT:

  • Human Resource Management Roles & Functions
  • The Literature of HRM
  • Motivation in the workplace
  • Control in the workplace
  • Canadian work legislation
  • Canadian labour relations
  • Job recruitment
  • Job interviewing
  • Orientation to the workplace
  • Training and staff development
  • Employee supervision
  • Communication skills for managers
  • Performance evaluation