Module Identifier ILM4230  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Rheinallt G Llwyd  
Semester Available all semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay approx 2,000 words  33%
Semester Assessment Essay approx 2,000 words  33%
Semester Assessment Report between 1,500-2,000 words  33%

Learning outcomes

After studying this module you should be able to:

Brief description

Library and information managers have to deal with a number of different resources: the wide range of materials which go to make up modern collections, information itself in many forms and sources, finance, buildings, computers and many others. Perhaps the most crucial resource, however, is the human one. It is also the most complex and challenging. In this module you will:
- study the theory and principles behind human resource management (HRM) particularly those affecting motivation in the workplace;
- consider the significance of the change of terminology from 'personnel management' to 'human resource management';
- study a range of personnel techniques and processes;
- planning the kind and numbers of personnel needed, their selection, training and development,
- how they may be evaluated or appraised;
- the employment conditions necessary for effective human resource management and hence effective services

The emphasis throughout the module will be on the role of middle and senior managers who might be subject, client or functional specialists rather than HRM specialists. This enables us to highlight the nature of modern HRM as an integral part of all managers' jobs. Nevertheless, there will be the opportunity for those with a specialist interest to develop this in course work and especially later in the dissertation. Throughout, you will be encouraged to link your studies with your own organisation and others known to you.

Reading Lists

** Essential Reading
Beaumont, P.B (1993) Human resource management: key concepts and skills London: Sage
Bryson, J (1999) Effective Library and Information Centre Management 2nd. Aldershot: Gower
Buchanan, D. and A Huczynski (1997) Organizational Behaviour: an Introductory Text 3rd. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice-Hall
Cole, G.A (1997) Personnel management: theory and practice 4th. London: Letts Educational
Cumming, M. W (1993) The Theory and Practice of Personnel Management 7th. London: Butterworth-Heinemann
Jordan, Peter (1995) Staff management in library and information work 3rd. London: Gower
Handy, Charles (1991) The age of unreason 2nd. Business Books
Handy, Charles (1995) Beyond certainty Hutchinson
Handy, Charles (1994) The empty raincoat Hutchinson
Harvey-Jones, J (1993) Managing to Survive: a Guide to Management through the 1990s London: Heinemann
Kanter, Rosabeth Moss (1992) When giants learn to dance: mastering the challenge of strategy, management and careers in the 1990s Routledge
Kennedy, C (1991) Guide to the management gurus: shortcuts to the ideas of leading management thinkers London: Century Business Books
Kennedy, C (1996) Managing with the Gurus: Top Level Guidance on 20 Management Techniques London: Century Business Books
Mullins, L. J (1996) Management and Organisational Behaviour 4th. London: Pitman
Tyson, S and York, A (1996) Human resource management 3rd. Butterworth-Heinemann


This module is at CQFW Level 7