LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute explores project management

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/24/2014


Fred Reuland

LLAMA Program Officer




CHICAGO Congratulations, your boss has just handed you a new project. So what do you do now?  LLAMA’s latest Career Institute, Project Management for Librarians: Planning for Success, will help you answer that question. The full-day institute will be held Friday, Jan. 30, during the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

This interactive course will equip you with the knowledge you need to successfully manage projects in all types of libraries. Using everyday scenarios to practice and apply key concepts, participants will be able to:

  • understand and manage the project lifecycle;
  • identify stakeholders;
  • set objectives;
  • define activities, schedules and costs;
  • assemble and manage teams;
  • monitor and report progress.

The institute will be led by Jennifer Sweeney, Ph.D., a library management consultant and adjunct faculty member in the College of Computing and Information Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has had leadership roles in academic, public and special libraries and has been developing management workshops and training sessions for librarians since 2006.

Registration prior to Dec. 1 is recommended as space is limited. Click here to register for the institute or to add it to your existing meeting registration. Just look for Ticketed Events under the Registration tab. You can also register for the institute without an ALA Midwinter Meeting registration.

The following fees cover workshop materials and light refreshments; lunch is on your own:

  • $175 for LIS Student Members and ALA Retired Members and current and past ALA Spectrum Scholars, ALA Emerging Leaders, ALA Leadership Institute participants (choose the “Other Member” category to receive the discounted rate)
  • $205 for LLAMA Divisional Members (use code “LLAMA2015” when registering)
  • $255 for ALA members
  • $305 for Non-Members

On-site registration of $305 is subject to availability.

The LLAMA Career Institute was introduced in 2007 to support active and ongoing career development for early- and mid-career professionals.

For additional information, please contact LLAMA at llama@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5032.