Monday, August 24, 2009

The "Soft Skills" for Academic Library Web Project Managers

Please join us at a full day seminar about the "soft skills" for web project managers!

Here are the specifics:
The "Soft Skills" for Academic Library Web Project Managers
Full Day Seminar, Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

This is an ASIS&T preconference seminar. Get an early bird discount by registering before September 25!

If you've managed a web project before, you know that the "soft skills" are actually quite hard. This 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 session will include discussion of the concepts, hands-on activities, and a panel of those who communicate about web projects every day to share insights they've gained from their environments.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to lead a project team,
  • how to design an organizational communication plan,
  • how to involve administrators and others in leadership,
  • how to get constructive input from colleagues,
  • how to evaluate the success of your project management skills,
  • and more!

Participants will have ample opportunity to learn from others facing similar real-life challenges and successes during the session. Whether you have been given an ad hoc assignment or you manage many web projects each year, this project will help you complete your project with everyone on board.

We are excited to be offering this seminar. Please join us!