Managing a Remote Team

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As teams have shifted remotely in response to COVID-19, managers and leaders accustomed to working with their teams face to face have shifted to new ways of working. This webinar will provide tips for those new to managing remote workers on effectively managing teams in a virtual environment.

The presenters will cover skills to improve virtual communication, manage projects remotely, and consider productivity and burnout in a virtual environment. The webinar will provide an opportunity for managers of remote teams to reflect on the communication systems and policies they set up in responding to COVID-19, assess whether they are still working, and improve modes of communication and collaboration as teams continue to work remotely or in hybrid remote and in-person environments.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

Apply skills learned to improve collaboration and communication across teams working remotely
Identify challenges in communication and how tools or policies can assist with remote working
Consider new practices to incorporate into daily routines for better collaboration.
Use templates and resources shared in the class to develop or refine policies and practices for remote work at your institution


Erin Tripp

Erin provides leadership for the new LYRASIS Research and Innovation Division. The Division serves as a home for the Leaders Circle, Leaders Forums, and the Catalyst Fund, as well as, consulting services, our very successful grant writing team, and our industry research team. Previously, Erin served as the Director of the DuraSpace Community Support Programs Division at LYRASIS and as the Executive Director of DuraSpace. She has a background working with academic, scientific, cultural, technology, and research communities, stewarding community-supported technology, implementation of digital repositories and archives, and business development. She’s a member of the Research Data Canada (RDC) Infrastructure Committee and the OpenAIRE Advisory Board. Prior to working in the library, archives, and museum communities, Erin graduated from the University of King’s College (BJH), worked as a broadcast journalist with CTV Globemedia, and graduated from the Dalhousie University School of Information Management (MLIS) where she won the Outstanding Service Award in 2011.

Annie Peterson

Annie (she/her) is a Program Leader at LYRASIS. She coordinates LYRASIS Learning and teaches classes on preservation, digitization, and other topics related to cultural heritage institutions. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. Previously, she was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University, where her primary focus was writing a disaster plan for the library’s high density storage facility. Her background in library and archives preservation provides a strong basis for assisting LYRASIS members with their preservation and digitization projects. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.

State library and/or archives agency; Public library; Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Museum; Academic library: 2 year; Archives; Government Library
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.

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