LLAMA midwinter institute in Denver focuses on improving project managers

Contact: Fred Reuland

Marketing Specialist





For Immediate Release

September 23, 2008

Learn how your projects can finish on time, under budget, at the level of quality you desire and with everyone involved still speaking by registering for the LLAMA Midwinter Institute “Mission Possible: Practical Project Management,” held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at the ALA midwinter meeting in Denver. Colo.

Pat Wagner, co-founder and consultant for Pattern Research, will present ways for attendees to become more resourceful and effective at project management. Materials covered will include setting benchmarks, negotiating responsibilities and creating shared priorities.

Wagner has 30-plus years experience as a library consultant and trainer and is known for her good-humored and practical programs for libraries of all types and sizes. She works with libraries on identifying, streamlining and repairing project management processes for construction, automation, conference, publication, promotion and strategic planning ventures.

Participants will learn how an effective planning process can ensure improvement in the management of special projects, ongoing multiple projects and even personal time. Project failures will be used as a diagnostic tool for identifying personnel, budget, policy and communication issues that affect institutions every day. Participants will learn skills for identifying and correcting underlying problems in existing projects.

This institute is open to anyone interested in improving their own project management skills and is especially helpful for teams of decision-makers and key frontline supervisors, managers and support staff.

Registration: ALA Members $245; LLAMA Members $195; Non-Members $345; Students/Retired Members $95. Registration for the ALA midwinter meeting is not required for this institute.