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

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)

  • INFS 619 Information Behaviour andResources (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to information behaviour, informationneeds assessment at individual, organizational andcommunity levels, information search strategies,user-focused information resources and services.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 619.

  • INFS 661 Knowledge Management. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : 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 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Corequisite: INFS 601.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 661.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

chosen from the following:

  • INFS 607 Organization of Information (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Introduction to the theory, principles, standards, andmethods of information organization. Students learnto provide intellectual and physical access toinformation. Topics include principles of informationrepresentation, tools for information access,metadata, controlled vocabulary.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Brilmyer, Gracen (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 607.

  • INFS 620 Managing Information Organizations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : This course is an introduction to management theory,in the context of information and knowledge-basedorganizations. Emphasis is placed on strategicplanning, leadership, and human-capitalmanagement (e.g. delegation, motivation, andconflict resolution). Other topics include projectmanagement, organizational design, change management, decision-making, communication,teamwork and collaboration.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Bouthillier, France (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): INFS 601

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken GLIS 620.

  • INFS 662 Intellectual Capital. (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : 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: Winter 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 662.

  • INFS 663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : 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 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 663.

  • INFS 664 Managing Knowledge Communities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : 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 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 664.

  • INFS 665 Competitive Intelligence (3 credits)

    Offered by: Information Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    INFS : Competitive intelligence process in for-profit and notfor-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 2024

    Instructors: Bouthillier, France (Fall)

    • Not open to students who have taken GLIS 665.

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