Have you ever been given a project and been told “Go!”. Or had an idea for a project and wasn’t sure how to go about proposing and planning it? This course will cover tips, tools, and techniques to help library staff, that are new to project management, lead successful projects in their organization.
Understand basic project management tools, techniques, and methodologies that enable you to:
Jacey Kepich, MM, MLIS, is a member of the research services team for Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, where she provides collection and instruction support for the departments of music, theater, and dance. She oversees day-to-day operations of Kulas Music Library, where she planned and led a facility renovation during her first two years at CWRU. Along the way, she managed a variety of projects including a significant media reclassification that maximized visibility while minimizing footprint. She is a 2019-20 participant of the Women Staff Leadership Development Institute sponsored by her employer, a forum that enables her communication with a variety of campus stakeholders to understand intersections of the user experience and organizational priorities.
Wendy Tressler Jasper, M.Ed, MLIS, is a part time Library Consultant and works full time as the Director of Capital Planning & Project Management, Columbus Metropolitan Library. Over the past 19 years, Wendy Tressler Jasper has worked in a variety of management roles at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) beginning her career in the HR department as the Organizational Development Manager. After 7 years working on a variety of HR projects (such as, training on Customer Service, Diversity, Management, and Reference Skills, revision of Policies & Procedures, Job Descriptions, creation of a Wellness Program, Unobtrusive Survey, and Staff Development Day), she transitioned to the Project Management & Quality Department to serve as manager. Ms. Jasper and her team worked on a variety of projects including process improvements in support and public services, the creation of the Outdoor Reading Room at Columbus Commons Park (which gained national press), and the creation and implementation of project management methodology across the system. Her knowledge of project management lead Wendy to be assigned as a member of the 2020 Vision Plan (CML’s aspirational building program) core team in 2011. In 2013, she joined the 2020 Vision Plan department full time and to date has lead the completion of ten large building projects including the renovation of Main Library. Ms. Jasper’s staff also implements numerous small scale and operational building projects, Lean/process improvement, and Information Technology projects on an annual basis. In addition to her work at CML, she has been involved in leadership roles with the Ohio Leadership Council and the ALA – Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), including serving as Chair of the Leadership Committee of LLAMA’s Building and Equipment Committee and was a member of LLAMA’s Project Management Committee, as well as LLAMA’s Library Interiors, Furnishings, & Equipment Committee.