INF415 Management of Information Agencies (8)

In this subject students are introduced to the foundational knowledge and theory of management as it applies to the running of information agencies. Emphasis is on providing students with an understanding of management issues they are likely to face in the typical operations of an information agency. Theoretical concepts such as supervision and leadership and their application to practice will also be explored.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF415. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and discuss the concepts and theories of management and leadership;
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of a wide body of literature as it applies to management and leadership in information agencies;
  • be able to discuss a range of approaches to key management tasks and activities; and
  • be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills to effectively manage or supervise library and information services staff in a climate of constant change.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to management and leadership
  • Organisational culture
  • Management functions
  • Supervisory skills
  • Communication, motivation and morale
  • Leadership roles, skills and tools

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF415 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Position paper
Case study report

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.