annotated bibliography for management of information organizations

This term I’m taking LIBR 504: Management of Information Organizations. Our first assignment was to prepare an annotated bibliography including three economics books, three general management books and ten management in information organizations resources. This is what I came up with. (Thanks to my buddy Sean, who knows his shit when it comes to economics and could recommend stuff I’d find interesting, though I’m sure he will find my four-sentence distillations of these books somewhat lacking. Selah.)
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the distant future’s course selection

Apart from the shortness of the days around here, January seems a long way away. But late last night I signed up for my January courses.

The plan is to take four and a third courses. One is in Automation and Systems, which is basically the stuff I’m working with day in and day out here at Prosentient. And I have to take the Management course. I decided to take the 1 credit Risk Assessment course because it’s about insurance and stuff I know little about, and the classes are right at the beginning of the term which means it won’t add to the late-term crunch (and since I’ve taken one 1 credit course already it’d be a waste not to take a couple more). And I’m taking a YA services course, taught by my favourite SLAIS instructor so far.

The big choice I made was in taking another Children’s Literature course instead of Database Design. Technically speaking databases are much more practical. I’ve read kids’ books before and probably don’t need special training in dealing with the literature. But fuck it. I’m working with databases now and for the next six months. I want a course where I get to read good books.

And then I’ll still have 2 1/3 courses left for next summer before I’ll have a degree that says I’m a librarian.