LLAMA Project Management Project Team

LLAMA Project Team

Charge: To conduct an environmental scan of project management practices in libraries to identify the gaps and needs and to provide recommendations for creation of a LLAMA community/group dedicated to facilitation, education, and promotion of the project management discipline.

Anastasia G. Guimaraes (Chair, April 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Zheng (John) Wang (Co-Chair, April 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Lea Briggs (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Kirsten Clark (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Wendy Tressler Jasper (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Pavel Vasioutovitch (Member, April 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)
Dr. Jim H. Walther (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019)

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Our Work


A final project report that will include:

  • Current status and practices of project management in libraries
  • Gap analysis of administrative support, org structure, resources, and development opportunities
  • Recommendations for actions to take at the Association level

Options to be expored:

  • A community of practice to discuss and share ideas in various structured settings both face to face and virtually
  • A committee to conduct programming and training-webinar series, conference programs, institutes (a la ACRL Immersion), workshops
  • Access to materials-websites, handouts, etc. on how to integrate innovation into both daily workflows and strategic planning
  • A fellowship type program where libraries can hire Innovation Fellows
  • Speaker series and other events both f2f and virtual
  • Marketing materials/messages for this website, LLAMA social media, etc.

Expected time commitment:

  • Develop a survey: 24 hours
  • Set up the survey: 8 hours
  • Analyze survey results: 40 hours
  • Write the report: 20 hours
  • Total time commitment per person: 92 hours

Desired skills, knowledge, experience:

  • Experience managing library projects full time for minimum of 2-3 years  
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies
  • Any degrees or certifications in project management

Staff Contact and roles:

  • Kerry Ward, kward@ala.org, 800-5454-2433, ext. 5036. Overall management, project support, budget requests, etc.
  • Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org, 800-545-2433, ext. 5032. Webinar production, program planning and scheduling, conference support, etc.

Resources available:

  • Access to funding upon request and review
  • Virtual meeting/conference call support