Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Information and Knowledge Management (15 credits)

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Offered by: Information Studies     Degree: C-IKM

Program Requirements

This program is intended to prepare students to work as information and knowledge managers in a variety of sectors. The graduate courses in the program will focus on the information behavior of individuals, networks and organizations, and the nature of tacit and explicit knowledge services and strategies for identifying, capturing, organizing, storing, sharing, and using knowledge throughout the IM/KM lifecycle in order to learn and improve. Tools and techniques for codifying knowledge and facilitating collaboration in networks are also covered. This in an entry-level, graduate program that may lead to another graduate certificate or to the M.I.St. program, however, none of the courses taken in the graduate certificate can be credited towards the M.I.St. program once a graduate certificate has been completed.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • GLIS 619 Information Behaviour and Resources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to information behaviour, information needs assessment at individual, organizational and community levels, information search strategies, user-focused information resources and services.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Joan Bartlett (Fall)

  • GLIS 661 Knowledge Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : An introduction to knowledge management and its links to information systems and information professionals. A broad overview of the creation, capture, codification, sharing and application of knowledge in both tacit and explicit forms. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques as well as the role of organizational culture.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kimiz Lutfiye Dalkir (Winter)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

chosen from the following:

  • GLIS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Introduction to the theory, principles, standards, and methods of information organization. Students learn to provide intellectual and physical access to information. Topics include principles of information representation, tools for information access, metadata, controlled vocabulary.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Elaine Ménard (Fall)

  • GLIS 620 Managing Information Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : This course is an introduction to management theory, in the context of information and knowledge-based organizations. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, leadership, and human-capital management (e.g. delegation, motivation, and conflict resolution). Other topics include project management, organizational design, change management, decision-making, communication, teamwork and collaboration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GLIS 662 Intellectual Capital (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Understanding the strategic role of intellectual assets: how individuals, communities and organizations can identify and leverage their knowledge, experience, expertise and innovations more systematically to create value for the organization. Emphasis is placed on understanding the links between individuals and the organization in the sharing of intellectual assets.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Daniela Oliveira (Fall)

  • GLIS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Basic classification and categorization methods, major taxonomy tools and technologies and practice in knowledge mapping and modelling. Theory and techniques of organization of both tacit and explicit knowledge at three levels: individual, community and the organization. Emphasis will be placed on the social nature of knowledge codification.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Daniela Oliveira (Winter)

  • GLIS 664 Knowledge Networks (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Stages in the development of informal knowledge sharing groups and the roles and responsibilities of information professionals are examined. Focus is on the analysis of knowledge flow, knowledge creation and dissemination within and between different networks of knowledge.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the third lecture day and withdrawal is the sixth lecture day.

  • GLIS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Library & Information Studies : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Principles and tools for identifying competitive intelligence needs; acquiring, organizing and storing information; creating intelligence through analytical techniques; developing and distributing intelligence products. Legal and ethical aspects, information audits, and cooperative intelligence.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: France Bouthillier (Fall)

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