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Project Management for Libraries: A Practical Approach

Project Management for Libraries: A Practical Approach (Paperback)

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Library work often involves coordinating projects with many tasks and many stakeholders where cost and time limitations can be seen as opportunities. Project management can serve librarians well in their approach to a project. Learning to effectively manage those projects will help to work more effectively and to achieve goals. This book is designed to provide all library staffers at every level, in public, academic, school, and special libraries with an understanding of the basic tools of the project management methodology so that they may embark on projects with the expectation of success. The book is divided into three sections. The first section, Preparing for Project Management, includes the terminology, the philosophy, the people, and the return on investment of project management in libraries. The second section, Planning and Implementing Project Management, introduces the basics of the project management methodology as designed by the Project Management Institute.

The third section, Library Resources, provides assistance in using the project management methodology for specific types of library projects, an introduction to agile project management, and success stories in library project management. The book includes many examples of project management tools and techniques as applied to library projects.

BusinessBusiness & managementManagement & management techniquesProject managementReference & ResearchEncyclopaedias & reference worksLibrary, archive & information managementReference & ResearchLibrary & information sciences Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 30/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9780786496068  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robin A. Buser is presently the Supervisor of Technical Services at Columbus State, Columbus, Ohio. She has worked in academic, public and special libraries, and was the project manager for OCLC's WorldCat Cataloging Partners service. She has been active in the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. She lives in Westerville, Ohio. Bruce E. Massis is presently the Director of the Libraries at Columbus State, Columbus, Ohio. He has served the library profession as a respected library administrator for more than three decades. He was selected as one of the "Mover and Shakers" of 2002 by Library Journal. He lives in Delaware, Ohio. Miriam Pollack has over 30 years of experience working in non-profit organizations, public and special libraries, library systems, and library education programs. She lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

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