The Information Culture
Working in the information culture of today requires new leadership skills. Traditional disciplines such as business management and library sciences are combining to produce the future leaders in this culture.
These two disciplines provide the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the information culture by providing expertise in such areas as information curation, team building, project management, digital preservation, management, and research just to name a few.
New Skills Required for Leadership in the Information Age
Traditional leadership skills include areas such as team building, problem solving, conflict resolution, and communications skills. These are skills generally mastered in a traditional business management setting.
Graduates of USC’s online master’s degree in library science program bring additional skills to the table in areas like information curation, digital preservation, and in-depth, high value research.