ALA Unit/Subunit: LLAMA
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
The Fundamental Aspects of Library Project Management: A Close Examination of Applications
This session will combine the fundamentals of Project Management and Team Leadership as commonly found in academic and public libraries. By attending, you will acquire further understanding of the responsibilities of project development and team leadership and walk away better prepared to apply project management concepts in your library environment. This session is appropriate for librarians tasked with planning and controlling projects to ensure successful outcomes.
Specific applications include the following:
• Designing high performance teams;
• Developing appropriate charting and timelines;
• Learning about the tools and techniques for managing high performance teams;
• Familiarizing oneself with the stages in the project cycle;
• Identifying the common pitfalls in library projects;
• Exploring innovative integration of best practices and developing new skill competencies;
• Monitoring process and activities;
• Communicating effectively;
• Reporting project status and performance measures to stakeholders;
• Delivering lasting results/payoff/value to your organization.
Session attendees will encounter actual and ideal projects in libraries, illustrating how concepts discussed can immediately be put into practice. We will pay special attention to libraries with few staff or one professional MLS staff member who has additional duties beyond projects.