New Workshop: Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management

For Immediate Release
Thu, 12/22/2016


Colton Ursiny

Administrative Assistant

ALA Publishing

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management with Robin M. Hastings. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Improve Your Library: Using the 5 Phases of Project Management Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Project management is a familiar term to many librarians and one that can be applied to overall improving your library. In this workshop, Robin Hastings will not just be teaching project management skills, she will be teaching how the five phases of project management can be applied to librarianship, even to areas that are not project oriented. Most of the workshop will target the first couple of phases with a focus on the planning phases. You will learn how to plan like a project manager; how to break down a large project into smaller, workable components; how to produce plans and planning documents that will help any project run more smoothly while increasing the odds of finishing the project successfully; and how to launch a new service.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify the 5 phases of project management
  • Use brainstorming techniques to break down a large project into smaller components and using those to create a master plan
  • Understand and use basic planning documentation from project management toolkits
  • Articulate why planning is so important for successful projects

About the Instructor

Robin M. Hastings is the Library Technology Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System, where she helps libraries across the system innovating with technology for their patrons. She is the author of Outsourcing Technology: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Making the Most of the Cloud: How to Choose and Implement the Best Services for Your Library, Collaboration 2.0 (Library Technology Reports 45:4, May/June 2009), and the book Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries.

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