Special Topics in Info Science: Infopreneurship

Special Topics in Info Science: Infopreneurship

Entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes are increasingly required in libraries and other information-based organizations to innovate and adapt to fast-changing circumstances, to solve their communities’ problems, and to support socio-economic development through provision of information products and/or services. In this class we explore the history and development of entrepreneurship in LIS, alternative career options in the information fi­eld, both for the intrapreneur who works within an organization and the entrepreneur who works independently, discuss the importance of entrepreneurial thinking in information-based organizations and how to promote an innovative culture, and equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify, analyze and exploit information-based opportunities by developing a plan to secure support and funding, either within a library setting or as an independent information professional.

Class Name Special Topics in Info Science: Infopreneurship
Host School The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Class Identifier 17971
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Ponelis, S
Course Tool (Online) Desire2Learn
Class Description Entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes are increasingly required in libraries and other information-based organizations to innovate and adapt to fast-changing circumstances, to solve their communities’ problems, and to support socio-economic development through provision of information products and/or services. In this class we explore the history and development of entrepreneurship in LIS, alternative career options in the information fi­eld, both for the intrapreneur who works within an organization and the entrepreneur who works independently, discuss the importance of entrepreneurial thinking in information-based organizations and how to promote an innovative culture, and equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify, analyze and exploit information-based opportunities by developing a plan to secure support and funding, either within a library setting or as an independent information professional.
Class Disclaimer None
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 5th, 2017 - December 14th, 2017
Start and End Time
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Days of Week
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Last Add Day August 22nd, 2017
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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