Library Project Management Skills: A Practical Approach

What's in store?

Library Project Management Skills Institute: A Practical Approach, is the most practical of our offerings. You will be introduced to a simple and structured framework, and able to immediately put into use the concepts and tools supplied to you session. You will also leave session having made significant progress on a real project.

Learn how to...

  • Use the project management cycle to plan and manage your library project
  • Recruit and support a project team that is positioned for efficiency and success
  • Appropriately scope a project and secure resources needed
  • Manage project team communication and accountability

Ideal for...

  • Project managers
  • Project team members
  • Anyone interested in learning more about how to more effectively manage projects


Library Project Management Skills Institute will be for 2 days.


By the end of this Institute, participants will:

  • Understand the project management and problem solving cycles and apply it to your work, even if you are not a full-time project manager
  • Understand why projects succeed or fail by looking at behaviors, processes, tools
  • Gain practice using project management tools
  • Create the communication approach that will position your project for success

Instructional Methods

Session are highly interactive as participants engage in learning through:

Case studies

Personal reflection

Practical application tools

Group Sharing

What Makes Our Programs Unique?

All of the material was extremely applicable. I really appreciate the tools for establishing the timeframe and learning how to most efficiently manage the project. I think the workshop was amazing!

-Ontario Council of University Libraries

Our programs are designed for busy adults, and respond to feedback received over the years. Time and time again clients have told us what they want: Deep expert facilitators, practical application of concepts and tools, and a collaborative learning environment. We are known for:

Collaborative Learning – Participants explore strategies for implementing ideas, share best practices and resources during and beyond the event.

Practical Application – Participants are introduced to the most widely and effectively used tools, and practice with them in session and with facilitator and colleague input.

Expert Facilitation – Our facilitators are matched to assure subject-matter experts and experience working with specific types of libraries—public, special and academic.


Day 1


Introduction and Overview

Project Pitfalls to Avoid

Scoping your Project

Lunch Break

Planning and Using Project Tools

Wrap-up 4:30pm


Day 2


Leading your Project Team: Assembling, Accountability, and Communication

Community Review

Lunch Break

Implementation and Assessment

Positioning your Project for Success

Wrap-up 4:00pm