Information Management

Information, ability to find it, manage and summarise it are fundamental values of modern society. Information Management Study Programme is designed to prepare specialists capable to work both in traditional information storage and management institutions (libraries, archives, museums, etc.) as well as in modern (businesses, various organisations, large data management institutions, etc.). In addition to various ways of finding, managing and storing information, students also learn to develop, provide information-related educational, cultural and other services to different target groups in society, identify and evaluate people's information needs and behaviour. This programme should be chosen by attentive and creative people who are inclined to humanities, social sciences, and in part, information sciences, because a lot of information today is virtual. It is also relevant that the programme is carried out only in Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences. Under the double diploma contract, it is possible to study at the same time not only at Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences, but also at the Porto Institute of Accounting and Administration (ISCAP) of the Porto Polytechnic Institute (Portugal).

Studies at Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences can be combined with work – both in full-time and part-time modes. Individual solutions are sought on a case-by-case basis.

Why at Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences?

Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences is the only higher education institution in Lithuania that prepares information management specialists. Graduates work in both traditional information storage and management institutions (libraries, archives, museums, etc.) as well as in modern (businesses, various organisations, large data management institutions, etc.). Under the double diploma agreement, it is possible to choose to study at the Porto Institute of Accounting and Administration (ISCAP) of the Porto Polytechnic Institute (Portugal).

Further possible career paths

Access to professional activity Graduates will be able to work as information management specialists in different types of business and cultural organizations, libraries, documentation and information centers and services, archives, heritage institutions and other institutions in Lithuania and in the European Union countries, which require not only information resources, management knowledge and skills, but also the ability to communicate, serve users and work in a team.
Access to further study

Graduates may get their learning outcomes recognized, if they want to take university study programmes of the first cycle. After completion of bridge courses or fulfilling other requirements of the accepting institution, students can continue their studies for the second cycle Master's degree.

They can continue their studies in Lithuanian and foreign higher education institutions following information services, communication, management, etc. postgraduate study programmes.

Study programme information

Mode and duration Full-time – 3 years, Part-time – 4 years
Study Programme national code 6531JX016
Scope of the study 180 credits (ECTS)
Language of instruction English
Field of education Journalism and Information
Group of study fields Social Sciences
Study field Information Services
Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded Professional Bachelor of Social Sciences
Chairman of the Study Programme Committee Head of Management and Communication Department Dr. Rasa Pocevičienė, el. p. rasa.poceviciene@svako.lt, tel. (+370 41) 52 50 51.
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Objectives of a study programme and intended learning outcomes

Objective of a study programme – to train information specialists capable to manage information, identify and evaluate consumer information needs and provide them with informational, cultural and educational services.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and its application

  • Knowledge and understanding theories of philosophy, statistics, social sciences (psychology, management, law, information and communication sciences, etc.) that provide practical knowledge in the field of information management.
  • Applying knowledge based on the latest scientific insights and / or practical activities, analyzing and evaluating information management in the context of time and space, identifying and solving complex problems of information management in various informational environments.
Research skills
  • Carrying out applied research necessary to solve information management and innovation implementation problems by independently selecting and applying qualitative and quantitative research methods; process data using modern information technology.
  • Analyzing, evaluating and interpreting the results of applied research by analyzing public information needs, information behavior, organization's activities and informing the public about possible changes based on the performed research.

Special skills

 
  • Determining and assessing the information needs of users by linking them to their activities and operational strategies.
  • Organizing processes of formation, searching, digitizing, disseminating and storing of traditional and digital information resources by monitoring the information market and utilized information systems.
  • Managing information flows, information and knowledge resources by applying classification, systematization and metadata categorization standards.
  • Performing data and information search in various information systems and data repositories by independently selecting and applying information analysis tools and methods, providing information services in accordance to the users’ needs.
  • Utilizing social media platforms by organizing the development of informal informational and cultural literacy by developing creativity and cognitive abilities of people of all ages, consulting users about resources related to various business activities.
Social skills  
  • Working independently and in a team with information and other fields’ specialists, society, Lithuanian and foreign partners, taking into account global changes and solving professional tasks.
  • Modeling ethical information behavior in the workplace and in society, assuming civil and social responsibility for the quality of the team and his / her activities.
  • Working effectively and communicating in writing and orally in Lithuanian and foreign languages ​​in an unfamiliar, changing, interdisciplinary environment.
 Personal abilities
  • Understanding the importance of lifelong learning, the ability to independently learn, criticizing and reflecting on and improving his / her professional activity.
  • Grounding his / her activities on creativity, self-expression, innovation and leadership, perceives moral responsibility for his / her activities and its impact on society and the environment.

Study subjects (modules) and practical training


Full-time study subjects and practices are presented here. Part-time studies last 4 years, the sequence of subjects may vary.

YEAR I  YEAR II  YEAR III 
Semester I Semester III Semester V
  • Information Technology
  • Philosophy of Media
  • Professional Language
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Internet Technologies
  • Statistic
  • Management
  • Physical Education
  • Information Search
  • Formation of Information Resources
  • Information Resource Management Practice
  • Information Services Organization (Course Paper)
  • Professional Foreign Language I
  • Free Elective Subject
  • Information Digitization
  • Informational Behavior
  • Informational Behavior Practice
  • Project Management
  • Organization of Cultural Activities / Basics of Creative Industries**
  • Organization of Non-formal Education / Organization of Educational Environment
  • Free Elective Subject
Semester II Semester IV Semester VI
  • Bibliographic Description
  • Multimedia
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Information Flows
  • Methodology of Applied Research
  • Business Information Resources
  • Introductory Information Structures Practice
  • Professional Foreign Language I
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology of Communication
  • Information Management Practice
  • Information Processing Systems
  • Archival Information Management / Document Management
  • Foreign language II
  • Free Elective Subject
  • Resources and Occupational Safety
  • Information Law
  • Science Information Resources
  • Final Practice
  • Graduation Paper