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Studies for Information Professionals The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education Division of Studies for Information Professionals The University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education Division of Information & Technology Studies Peter Warning HKU Faculty of Education

Why HKU? HKU is 1 of the world’s top universities 2011 -12 22 nd Why HKU? HKU is 1 of the world’s top universities 2011 -12 22 nd best university in the world 3 rd best university in Asia 8 th best in Education in the world QS World University Rankings 34 th best university in the world 2 nd best university in Asia Times Higher Education Supplement HKU Faculty of Education

Why Faculty of Education? • Librarians are EDUCATORS • From information skills training to Why Faculty of Education? • Librarians are EDUCATORS • From information skills training to lifelong learning to information literacy • Educators are knowledge & information workers who work in rapidly changing, technology rich environments HKU Faculty of Education

The benefits • Teaching staff with years of local & international teaching & practitioner The benefits • Teaching staff with years of local & international teaching & practitioner experience in Information studies • Expert practitioners from within industry HKU Faculty of Education

Programs offered MSc[LIM] BSc[IM] üFull-time üPart-time üFull-time (Top up) üUGC funded HKU Faculty of Programs offered MSc[LIM] BSc[IM] üFull-time üPart-time üFull-time (Top up) üUGC funded HKU Faculty of Education

MSc[LIM] attracts • Graduates in any field • Qualified information professionals looking to improve MSc[LIM] attracts • Graduates in any field • Qualified information professionals looking to improve their knowledge base • Workers who want to change careers HKU Faculty of Education

MSc[LIM]: Admission requirements • Bachelor’s Degree OR qualifications & experience of equivalent standard • MSc[LIM]: Admission requirements • Bachelor’s Degree OR qualifications & experience of equivalent standard • Fees HK$94. 5 k for 8 modules (some are CEF) HKU Faculty of Education

Aims Designed to prepare graduates to: • be ‘informed, reflective practitioners’ in the information Aims Designed to prepare graduates to: • be ‘informed, reflective practitioners’ in the information age • develop information leadership capacities that can be used in a wide variety of professional environments – library & other HKU Faculty of Education

What makes the MSc[LIM] so special? • 1 st such award offered by an What makes the MSc[LIM] so special? • 1 st such award offered by an HK university • Program tailored to the unique needs of HK • MSc[LIM] acts both as a 1 st qualification & as an advanced qualification depending on entry knowledge HKU Faculty of Education

Program • Extends over 1 academic year of F/T study or 2 years for Program • Extends over 1 academic year of F/T study or 2 years for P/T • Flexible modular structure allowing students to complete the degree at their own pace • Face-to-face, supplemented by flexible online delivery HKU Faculty of Education

Course structure: 8 modules Coursework option ü ü 3 core modules 2 specialist modules Course structure: 8 modules Coursework option ü ü 3 core modules 2 specialist modules Independent project 2 electives Or Dissertation option ü 3 core modules ü 2 electives ü Dissertation HKU Faculty of Education

Curriculum: Specialisms • • Information Management Knowledge Management Librarianship Leading & Managing in the Curriculum: Specialisms • • Information Management Knowledge Management Librarianship Leading & Managing in the Workplace More details at: http: //web. edu. hk/programme/mlim/ HKU Faculty of Education

Electives include…. • Information resources & services • Information retrieval theory & practice • Electives include…. • Information resources & services • Information retrieval theory & practice • Collection management • Organising information • Knowledge management • Literature for young people in a digital age • Digital libraries • Records management • Organisational learning etc HKU Faculty of Education

Double Masters • MSc[LIM] + MSc[ITE] • A total of 13 modules HKU Faculty Double Masters • MSc[LIM] + MSc[ITE] • A total of 13 modules HKU Faculty of Education

Advanced standing Will be given for previous study: • If previous study was at Advanced standing Will be given for previous study: • If previous study was at the postgraduate level • Up to 3 modules credit is possible HKU Faculty of Education

Intake Since the MSc[LIM] program was launched in 2004, 274 students, from a broad Intake Since the MSc[LIM] program was launched in 2004, 274 students, from a broad range of backgrounds (eg teachers, school administrators, librarians & IT officers etc) have graduated from the program HKU Faculty of Education

Comments on MLIM MSc[LIM] is very useful for school librarians. The content is insightful Comments on MLIM MSc[LIM] is very useful for school librarians. The content is insightful & lecturers are very helpful. I enjoy studying the course & I have recommended this course to other school librarians The program is very good in terms of breadth & depth of knowledge provided in the field of LIM. I have worked in libraries for 9 years. I think the knowledge covered in different modules are current & updated such as web 2. 0, social bookmarking & library visits analysis. The modules are very practical too! HKU Faculty of Education

Career prospects after MLIM • Many school librarians were promoted • Appointed professional librarians Career prospects after MLIM • Many school librarians were promoted • Appointed professional librarians in academic libraries – eg, Assistant Librarian II (Information Services) in a university • Appointed professional librarians in various companies in the commercial sector – eg, Professional librarian international law firm HKU Faculty of Education

BSc[IM] eligibility Candidates holding a recognized Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma or Associate Degree in BSc[IM] eligibility Candidates holding a recognized Higher Diploma, Professional Diploma or Associate Degree in any discipline are eligible More details at: http: //web. edu. hk/programme/bsim/ HKU Faculty of Education

BSc[IM] Program structure • 2 years • 48 credits in BSc[IM] Core Courses – BSc[IM] Program structure • 2 years • 48 credits in BSc[IM] Core Courses – 6 credits in Professional Experience – 6 credits in a Project • 24 credits in BSc[IM] Electives • 12 credits in Common Core Courses • 30 credits in electives • 6 credits in English Language Enhancement courses HKU Faculty of Education

PE Host organizations • HK Academy for Performing Arts • HK Productivity Council • PE Host organizations • HK Academy for Performing Arts • HK Productivity Council • HK Police Force • Hutchison Global Communications • Tsing Hua University, Beijing • UNESCO, Thailand • JSM in association with Mayer Brown LLP, Canada • Miramar Hotel & Investment Co. Ltd. • Civil Service Bureau • ESRI China (Hong Kong) Ltd. • Hospital Authority (KM Unit) • Longman Hong Kong Education • Scottish Enterprise – Glasgow, U. K. • Pearson Educational Publishing HKU Faculty of Education

Students’ comments on PE Student 1 My Dream comes true! To work in The Students’ comments on PE Student 1 My Dream comes true! To work in The HK Academy for Performing Arts Library is my dream! Cannot think of other better places that I want to gain my professional experience! Student 2 Everyday here (Bangkok) is so exciting. Even today is a holiday, still, it is full of excitements to me. I think the decision of coming here is correct, because I know I can only survive in an environment that is full of adventure like here, where I can experience so much with different things that I haven’t seen or even thought about before! HKU Faculty of Education

BSc[IM] students in the news HKU Faculty of Education BSc[IM] students in the news HKU Faculty of Education

BSc[IM] Project Sample publications • “Use of databases and ebooks in international secondary schools BSc[IM] Project Sample publications • “Use of databases and ebooks in international secondary schools in Hong Kong: A small scale survey” in Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, 2009. (Italy) • “Metadata design for digital Chinese orchestral scores with instrumental parts” in Fontes Artis Musicae, 55(2), 2008, 297 -339 • “A framework for accreditation of International Baccalaureate school libraries” in International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, 2008. (USA) • A survey of using wikis in academic libraries in different countries. 5 th International Conference on Knowledge Management, 2008. (USA) HKU Faculty of Education

BSc[IM] Project Sample digital library publications • “Evaluation of two open source 2007 World BSc[IM] Project Sample digital library publications • “Evaluation of two open source 2007 World software systems” ED-MEDIA Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, 2007. (Canada) • “Butterflies in amber: Online data structure design & digitization of the Contemporary Chinese Orchestral Collection at the HKAPA. ” International Association of Music Libraries, Archives & Documentation Centres Annual Conference, 2007. (Australia) • “Knowledge workers' awareness & their use of key knowledge resources - in Hong Kong & Singapore. ” 7 th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations, 2007. (Singapore) • “White knight or white elephant? The impact of online database on an international school library in Hong Kong” International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, 2007. (Taiwan) HKU Faculty of Education

Career prospects after BSIM • Analyst, Deloittes HK • Area Sales Manager, Neutrik • Career prospects after BSIM • Analyst, Deloittes HK • Area Sales Manager, Neutrik • Assistant HR Manager, HSBC • IT Specialist, Hewlett-Packard • Information Research Officer, Sing Dao Daily • Assistant Librarian, Leisure & Cultural Services Dept • Marketing Executive, Advanced Card Systems • Business Development Manager, Hewlett-Packard • Online Marketing Manager, Double Up Media • KM Executive, Deacons HK • Web Programmer, Tiebusa Ltd HKU Faculty of Education