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Hot Topic: Project Management Basics Webinar – Session 1

June 12 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am PDT

New programs, new technology, new spaces — Moments of library opportunity. Chances to rekindle relationships, bring new people in the doors, and satisfy long-term supporters. But these activities require effective project management. Too often we focus on the here and now of library service — forgetting that long-term program success and future funding depend upon our ability to execute. How do we ensure success by scaling our efforts to the size of our project and available staff skill sets? Just as importantly, how do we motivate project teams and communicate our progress to management, funders, and the communities we serve? Join project management for libraries leader and public librarian, Robin Hastings, and Innovative Business of Library Consultants for a targeted, tactical survey of project management techniques. Walk away prepared to reliably and efficiently manage projects in your institution.



Session 1 – Tuesday, June 12 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am PST

Session 2  – Tuesday, June  19 from 7:00 am to 9:00 am PST


Course Outline

Debunking the Myths of Project Management

Principles of Project Management

Getting Started with Library Project Management

Setting a Foundation for the Future


Presenter Details

Robin Hastings is a library technologist with nearly 20 years of experience in her field. She worked as an IT worker, then Manager, for a public library in Missouri before moving to KS in 2012 to become first the Director of Technology Services, then, after receiving her MLS in 2016, the Library Services Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) based in Lawrence, KS. In her job, she provides technology and general service assistance to public, academic and school libraries in the 14 county Northeast Kansas region. For fun, she writes. She has had several articles published in Library Journal, Computers in Libraries and various ALA related publications as well as 3 books on library technologies, with a 4th expected to be available in late 2017. Robin has presented on library technology, project management and general cloud computing topics all over the world and has recently been focusing on sharing her experiences with project management in classes and workshops online.

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June 12
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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