Techniques in Managing a Library Services Platform Migration

Thursday, 5/30/2019
  • 1:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 12:00 PM (Central)
  • 11:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 10:00 AM (Pacific)

project management by ProSymbols from the Noun Project

Is your library currently working on or considering a library services platform (LSP) migration? If so, register for this 60-minute workshop, where you’ll gain the project management skills you need to see this project through from beginning to end.

Hong Ma, the head of library systems at Loyola University Chicago, leads this session and provides you with practical techniques that apply the principles and theory of project management to the practice of a LSP migration. She covers project planning, team building, facilitating communication, establishing a decentralized collaboration approach to divide tasks and ensure the ownership of functional areas as well as building a cross-departmental inclusive culture.

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Learning Outcomes

By participating in this webinar, you will learn

  • Strategies to build cross-departmental team and develop inclusive, collaborative culture
  • Use of collaboration software to help keep everything on track
  • Ongoing management techniques after your LSP goes live

Who Should Attend

Project managers for LSP implementations or the librarians and administrators who are involved in and lead the planning of an LSP implementation.


Hong Ma

Hong Ma head shot

Hong Ma is the head of library systems at Loyola University Chicago, where she successfully managed the LSP migration and transformation. She led a panel presentation in ELUNA 2017 about the impact of LSP migration. She regularly delivers presentations at major library technology conferences such as Computers in Libraries, LITA Forum, ER&L, and ELUNA, etc. She also routinely appears in publications. She co-authored a chapter in Exploring Discovery: The Front Door to Library’s Licensed and Digitized Content. Recently she contributed a book chapter “Leading changes in library as architect of library technology infrastructure” to the LITA Leadership Guide: The Librarian as Entrepreneur, Leader and Technologist.



  • LITA Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $105
  • Group: $196

Zoom login info will be sent to registrants just prior to the start date.

How to Register

Register Online  page arranged by session date (login required)


Mail or fax form to ALA Registration

OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5

OR email

Tech Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers.  It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during a Zoom session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters.  The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work for attending.


For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration:  call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty,