LLAMA Webinar: The MOU -- Your Blueprint for Managing Collaborative Projects

Wednesday, 10/18/2017
  • 2:30 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

As libraries collaborate more and more on projects with outside partners, it’s crucial that the process go smoothly for all parties and that expectations are made clear beforehand. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is often the best way to assure this.  This webinar will present successful examples of MOUs for collaborative projects, and will include details about how they were structured and developed.  Participants will have access to a workbook that will help them create their own MOU’s.

This webinar will help participants increase their competency in collaboration and partnerships; and project management.  These are included in LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn:

  • Perspectives of outside stakeholders
  • Often overlooked MOU details, and common pitfalls
  • Methods of troubleshooting issues and negotiating with partners
  • How to use an MOU to plan projects and meet/manage expectations of external partners
  • How an MOU can help document the relationship and project plan with library partners
  • How to use an MOU to assure agreed upon outcomes and avoid scope creep

Who Should Attend

Library administrators and librarians working towards creating better library partnerships with organizations and people external to the library.



Brett D. Currier, Digital Scholarship Librarian & Library Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, MO;
Rafia Mirza, Librarian for Communication, English and History, University of Texas-Arlington;
Peace Ossom Williamson, Research Data Librarian, University of Texas-Arlington




LLAMA member $49;
Non-LLAMA member $59;

LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199;
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

*Recordings are available for purchase for one year following the webinar presentation.  To purchase a recording, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

How to Register

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event?  No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

Tech Requirements

This webinar uses GoToWebinar software, which may require a small download, but is easily accessed by PC and MAC platforms.


For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

About the Library Leadership and Management Association
The Library Leadership and Management Association (www.ala.org/llama) advances outstanding leadership and management practices in library and information services by encouraging and nurturing individual excellence in current and aspiring library leaders. LLAMA is a division of the American Library Association.