University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business
Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS)
Faculty Meeting Minutes
September 30, 2015
Present: Kristina Batiste; Mathew Curtis; Janine Golden; Alexis Hackathorn; Rebecca Halpern; Helga Haraldsson; Ken Haycock (Chair); Deb Holmes-Wong; Nancy Hunt-Coffey; Win Shih; Chimene Tucker.
Regrets: Marion Philadelphia
1. Notes from May Meeting/Progress Report
Completed: Penalties for Late Assignments; e-Portfolio reducing reliance on assignments.
In Progress: Review of Teams (teaching team dynamics, readings, assessments, live session for team leaders, online resources, stress ground rules/consequences); New courses ready for submission (collaboration and partnerships; digital asset management; digital curation/preservation; storytelling; certificate in strategic analysis [four courses])
2. MMLIS Director Search. Criteria, committee composition and timelines were reviewed.
3. Faculty Recommendations.
Faculty training resources have been developed and will be introduced by Janice Lee.
It was agreed that faculty may “opt-out” of TurnItIn and “opt-in” to YouSeeU. SmartThinking will be encouraged and required in 591D.
4. MMLIS Scholarships and Awards.
These are now available: Entry Scholarship; Career Advancement Award; Continuing Student Schoalrship; Dean’s Graduation Award [GPA]; Director’s Graduation Award [Leadership]. A Scholarship/Awards Fund has been established with an endowment of $100k.
5. Center for Library Leadership and Management (CLLM)
The first continuing education programs have been held on the Future of Libraries and Outcome, Value and Impact: Metrics for Success. Each was sold out. An application for Leadership Development has been made (IMLS Proposal). The website (cllm.usc.edu) is operational.
6. Advising/Mentorship Program.
Distinctions were made between and among academic advising (by faculty), student advising (by staff), mentoring (professional and peer) and professional career advising by Kim Dority.
The Master of Management in Library and Information Science
Program Mission and Goals
Through community connections, strategic orientations and flexibility, the Master of Management in Library and Information Science program develops graduates with potential for success in organizations and in our changing enterprise.
Aligned with the mission of USC and the Marshall School of Business, the Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) educates professionals with enterprise-wide perspectives to lead work teams, units and organizations to benefit diverse communities and deliver value.
Program Goals and Intended Student Learning Outcomes
As a minimum, librarian/leaders require capability in the discipline/business and the organization in which it is practiced, together with a strategic orientation and social intelligence. These are undergirded by general intellect, with a strong inclination to continue to learn.
Within this context, graduates of the MMLIS program will be able to:
a. understand the ecology of libraries and information networks, their unique environments and how they are governed;
b. articulate and employ professional values and ethics in a variety of situations and circumstances;
c. apply and assess management strategies, practices and decisions.
d. develop and manage content, including negotiating with vendors and licensors, for targeted communities of users;
e. organize, retrieve and manage information for stakeholder benefit;
f. locate, synthesize and translate information to intelligence for various client groups;
g. develop, implement and assess programs and services for enhancing use of information and ideas;
h. understand the role of current and emerging technologies and infrastructure in organizational effectiveness and service delivery;
i. design, apply and interpret different research and evaluation methods to gain insight, assess impact and make appropriate decisions.
j. manage and lead diverse projects and teams, understanding communication and leadership behaviors that affect workplace performance and client satisfaction.
k. apply persuasion and influence through networking, collaboration, and relationship-building;
l. demonstrate a commitment to continued professional education and lifelong learning.