Project Management in Technical Services: Practical Tips and Case Studies

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Supported by real-world examples drawn from both personal context and at the departmental level, this easy-to-follow guide presents practical ideas for incorporating project management techniques into technical services work.

Project management, as both a skill set and a discipline, offers structure and a path forward for continual improvement and change management within libraries. Most importantly for technical services, project management creates processes that can fairly and transparently indicate how resources are allocated and guide technical services departments as they prioritize needs. Helping staff build their own project management toolkit, this book will allow readers to pick and choose which practices work best for their own situation. You will

  • discover ways to integrate project management skills into your daily work;
  • learn how to apply project management at a departmental level; and
  • delve into case studies which illuminate issues related to technology, including library management system migrations, digital repository development, and electronic resource management, as well as common scenarios like high density storage and weeding, and moving or consolidating collections.
Published: 2022
Publishers:ALA Editions
Pages: 216
Sku: 9780838949917

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