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

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/03/2017

Contact:

Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer, Continuing Education

Library Leadership and Management Association

American Library Association

312-280-5032

freuland@ala.org

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 (MOA) is often the best way to assure this. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “The MOU: Your Blueprint for Managing Collaborative Projects,” on Wed., October 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 pm (Central time).

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.

Participants will learn:

  • Perspectives of outside stakeholders
  • 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

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.

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

Presenters: 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

Registration fees: 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; Student: $29

Register here (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

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.