•Unit 1: Records Management
•Concept of Records Management
•Records Management Processes
•Unit 2: Records Storage Equipment
•Records Storage
•Records Filling System
•Records Disposition
•Unit 3: Archives
•Concepts of Archives
•Types of Archives
•History of Archives
•Unit 4: Archive Management
•Principles of Archives
•Theory of Archive Management
•Archival Practice
•Arrangement and Description of Archives (Part One)
•Arrangement and Description of Archives (Part Two)

BIS8207: Library, Records organization and Office Management        (20 CREDITS)


COURSE OUTLINE

(a) Meaning of office, purpose of office work routines;

(b). Modern concepts of office work, factors that determine the size of an office, the office of the future;

(c). Office management concept, components of office management, complimentary role of office management components;

(d) Office management and administration skills, human relations and interpersonal skills, business communication skills, conflict and time management.

(e) Functions of a professional office manager, roles, responsibilities and skills.

(f) Attributes of professionalism, reception and telephone etiquette, event management, networking and customer care.

(g) Office space and environment management (design & equipment), information flow in offices.

heart Information management, organization of office files and data protection.

(i) Management functions, application of management principles in an office environment.

(j) A model office –role plays.

(k) Practical visits to offices and interactions with office administrators.


•Unit 1 Basic Concepts of Library & Information Science
•Emergence and Scope of Information Science
•Information Theories and Models of Information Science
•Information Lifecycle
•Introduction to library and information science
• “The library” and “information” in the history of ideas
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•UNIT 2: Conceptual Structure, Principles, Ethics, values & Methodology of Information Science
•Principles of Information Processing, Storage and Retrieval of Human Cognition
• Nature and Characteristics of Information Explosion and Overload
•Foundational principles, ethics, and values of the LIS professions
•Information professionals, democracy, & intellectual freedom

•UNIT 3 Perspectives, problem solving, methods of Information Science
•Perceptions of Information Security in Information Science
• Storage and Dissemination in Information Science
• Information Systems and Evaluation
•Methods: analysis, assessment, & solutions
•Methods ii: interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, transdisciplinary
• Research findings & literature of lis; assessing new research

•UNIT 4 History of libraries, librarianship, technology and Information Representation in Library Science
•History of libraries and librarianship
• History of communication and its impact on libraries
• Effective communication techniques: oral and written
• Organization and Control in Library Science
•Internet and Information Science
• Role of Information in Modern Society
•Relationship of Information Science with other disciplines

•UNIT 5: Institutions & professions today: law, policies & trends
•Current types of libraries and related information institutions
• Legal framework: copyright, privacy, rights, equality, property
• Social, public, economic, info, and cultural policies & trends
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•UNIT6:  Specializations, certification, and advocacy
•Certification and licensure for professional specializations
• Advocacy: libraries, librarians, workers, & services