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Project Management pre-conference (J. Randolph Call) Marcia Tuttle 14 Apr 2000 17:14 UTC

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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 14:54:11 GMT
Subject: Project Management pre-conference

The Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), Systems and
Services Section will offer a one-day workshop on project management prior
to the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.  This is a topic of high interest
to library managers and team members facing large projects such as moving
a library, building a new facility, implementing the next generation local
library system, re-organizing staff and/or floor plans and/or collections,

"Successful Project Management: Tools for Survival" offers an introduction
to the skills and tools available through a project management approach.
Participants will gain an understanding of the theory and concepts of
project management and its impact on organizations; learn techniques and
specific tools that can be used and the pros and cons of each; and find
out what it is like to manage a project using project management

The preconference presents three speakers plus a case study practicum. Pat
Wagner, library consultant, presents theory and concepts of project
management.  Kathryn J. Deiss, ARL/OMS Program Officer for Training,
offers an overview of project management tools and applications.  W. David
Penniman, library consultant, talks about the mechanics of bringing a
project to fruition.  The case study practicum follows the speakers'

This workshop will be held on Friday, July 7, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Registration fees are $145 for LAMA members; $195 for ALA members; and
$245 for non-ALA members.  The registration deadline is June 7.

To register by mail, send a completed registration form with payment to
ALA Advance Registration, Dept. #77-6565, Chicago, IL, 60678-6565.  Fax:
312-944-7841.  An online form can be found at  For additional information
about the preconference, contact either of the program co-chairs, Susan
Anthes,, or Emily Bergman,

J. Randolph Call
Bibliographic Services Coordinator
Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
PHONE:  (313) 833-1016
FAX:  (313) 832-0877