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.

Kerry Ward (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021)

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Our Work

Deliverables:

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