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Many of us manage projects as part of our regular job responsibilities and have developed project management skills and experience. Project management as a discipline is gaining recognition in libraries as an important mechanism to deliver efficient and improved project results. Increasingly, libraries are hiring dedicated staff, with knowledge of project management best practices to manage high-impact projects. During this e-Forum we will draw on practical experience to discuss challenges of managing projects in libraries, look at techniques and tools that could be easily applied by anyone managing a project, and talk about ways to implement project management in technical and collection services.
- define project management as a discipline and describe how it could be applied in libraries
- discuss project management challenges and solutions particular to the areas of technical and collection services work
- share project management advice and resources
Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in managing projects in a library
Anastasia (Nastia) Guimaraes is a Project Management Librarian at Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame. Prior to moving into the role of a project manager, she worked as a manager in technical services and oversaw the units responsible for copy cataloging, serials cataloging, electronic resources cataloging, catalog maintenance, batch loading, and government documents. Nastia holds a BA in English and Spanish from Moscow State Linguistic University and a MLS from Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis.
Meghan Musolff is Lead Project Manager at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, she works with colleagues to support library-wide initiatives and offers project management resources and training to Library staff and the campus community. Her professional interests include productivity, service design, change management, meeting facilitation, and self-care. She holds a M.A. in Art History from Michigan State University and a M.L.I.S. from Dominican University.
Wendy Tressler Jasper is Manager, 2020 Vision Plan for the Columbus Metropolitan Library (Ohio). In this role she manages $210M+ in construction projects and 4 project managers. Wendy has held many roles during her tenure at CML including serving as Manager of Project Management & Quality. Wendy has presented several times at conferences and classrooms on project management. She holds a M.L.I.S (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and an M. Ed. (University of Toledo).
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