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Thursday, October 11 • 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Project Management as Bridge: Building Connections between Library Strategic Goals and Direction and Project Work

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Project management skills build bridges between a library administration's strategic goals and direction for projects with the project team's efforts. With or without organizational level project management support, a staff member can use these skills to develop and move project proposals from idea to completion more successfully. Hands-on learning in this session will include: scoping a project through the development of a charter; clearly assigning team member roles to help create shared expectations; developing methods to track project status; breaking down work into reasonable tasks; organizing meetings to foster forward movement; and developing effective communication techniques to build connections between project staff and administration. We will also cover general standards that allow librarians to incorporate their own project management into their organization as a whole. At the end, attendees will have a start to managing projects of their own, and skills to create more opportunities to build their own bridges.

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Kirsten Clark

Director, Library Enterprise Systems, University of Minnesota Libraries
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Kate McCready

Interim AUL for Collections and Content Strategy, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is currently the Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Content Strategy. Kate is responsible for the goals and work of the C&CS service area and provides leadership in the development, discovery, and long term stewardship of the University of Minnesota... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm CDT