Module Identifier IL32520  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Judith E Preston  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Hugh J Preston  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Unseen examination.50%
Semester Assessment Report Of Student: One report of 3,000 words50%

Learning outcomes

At the end of the modules student should be able to :

Brief description

This module focuses on managing organisations in dynamic environments. In such environments, information is critical to maintaining organisational competitiveness through satisfying customer needs, retaining and expanding the customer base, increasing productivity, improving performance, and ensuring financial viability.

There are four units to this module.


The aim of the modules it to show students how to manage information services to meet the business needs of the organisation.

Transferable skills

Reading Lists

** Recommended Consultation
Handy, C.B (1993) Understanding organizations 4th. Penguin Books
Cole, G.A. (2002) Personnel and human resource management 5th. Continuum International Publishing Group
Corralls, S and Brewerton, A (1999) The new professional's handbook: your guide to information services management Library Assocoation Publishing
Drucker, P.F (2000) Managing in the next society Butterworth - Heinemann
Handy C.B (2000) Twenty-one ideas for managers: practical wisdom for managing your company and yourself Jossey-Bass
** Essential Reading
Huczynski, A and Buchanan, D (2001) Organizational behaviour: an introductory text 4th. Prentice-Hall
Bryson, J (1999) Effective library and information centre management 2nd. Gower


This module is at CQFW Level 6