Introduction to Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

Instructor: Robin Hastings
Dates: April 1-28, 2014
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Project Management is a fast-growing discipline and set of techniques useful in all professional fields. Join Robin Hastings in this 4-week online course on Project Management as she takes you through the basics of how to manage projects efficiently and effectively. You will define what exactly a project is, what the 5 phases of Project Management are and how to use them in a real library project. You will be given case studies of projects and will be asked to fill out templates for the each of the phases of a project. By the end of the course, you will be familiar with the process of project management and how – and when – to implement it. You will also be given the opportunity to discuss using Project Management techniques in your library and be given resources to continue your learning. This course will give you the basic tools you need to take and keep control of your projects.

Robin Hastings is the Information Technology Coordinator for the Missouri River Regional Library. In that capacity, she manages the library’s network, social media, and staff training initiatives. She has presented on Mashups, Cloud Computing, RSS, Drupal, Library Learning 2.0, Project Management and many other topics. She is the author of The Collaboration 2.0 Library Technology Report, published by ALA, and Microblogging and Lifestreaming in Libraries, published by Neal-Schuman and LITA.

Read an interview with Robin about this class:

Library Juice Academy
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The “Soft Skills” for Academic Library Web Project Managers: ASIST&T 2009 Preconference

Dear Colleagues,

Do you manage web-related projects at your institution? Are you interested in doing so? If you’ve managed a web project before, you know that the “soft skills” are actually quite hard. This all-day ASIS&T preconference workshop is focused on communication, teamwork, and usability for web managers, programmers, technical staff and anyone who may be called upon to manage a web project within the library environment. Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer A. Keach offer practical guidance based on managing web projects within academic libraries of all sizes. Their book, Web Project Management for Academic Libraries, will be published by Chandos Press in October 2009.

The preconference is Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, 9:00am – 5:00pm, in Vancouver, BC, at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting.  Full details can be found on our preconference homepage:

Register at:

Info about the book:

Jody Condit Fagan
James Madison University
Carrier Library MSC 1704
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Web Project Management for Academic Libraries – CIL 2009 Workshop

Do you manage web projects at your library?  Do you work on web projects? Do you want to learn more about web project management?

If so, an apropos workshop at Computers in Libraries 2009 is just weeks away! Register now at:

Web Project Management for Academic Libraries is for academic librarians and staff who manage web projects within their library, from those who have been given an ad-hoc assignment to those with full-time web responsibilities. Topics include:

– Defining a web project
– Project Overview and Specifications
– How to distribute the work throughout a project team
– How to communicate about your project with your organization.
– Evaluating your project management techniques

In this workshop, you will get hands-on practice using some of the most useful tools used by project managers and explore the challenges specific to web projects for academic libraries.

Can’t attend the workshop but want to know more?  We are also writing a book, to be published in October 2009 by Chandos Press!  Read more and sign up for updates at the authors’ website: