Project Management for Library and Archives Professionals

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Do your project plans unravel once a project gets going and your project team starts meeting? Are your project outcomes delayed or dramatically different from your initial plans? Library and archival professionals at all levels can apply the principles and best practices of project management to improve a wide variety of projects, programs, and collaborative initiatives.

Attendees will be introduced to the basic principles of project management and offered actionable strategies that can help you plan for and deliver successful projects. Learn how to communicate with and rally stakeholders; define and integrate scope, schedule and deliverables to encourage project momentum; and triumph over common project challenges. From project initiation and planning to project closing, project management principles can be used to support effective teams and deliver successful outcomes for your library or archive.

Instructor: Jami Yazdani

Jami Yazdani started her library career in circulation roles before earning her MLIS, and has been a reference librarian, technology librarian, library manager and library director. Jami is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 17 years of experience managing complex projects and planning initiatives, leading technology innovations and process improvements, and guiding (sometimes reluctant) groups of diverse colleagues and stakeholders towards consensus and positive outcomes. After more than 15 years in libraries, Jami founded Yazdani Consulting and Facilitation to help people solve management problems. She turned her passion for supporting the development of leaders at all levels and her experience in leading projects, teams and trainings into a solutions-focused approach to project and management consulting.

Jami holds a Master’s of Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University and a Master’s of Technology Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Special Library; Academic library: 2 year; Archives; Special collections
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