Project Management: Tools and Techniques for Today's LIS Professional

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Library work is now so much more than reference interviews and cataloging. New projects include implementing IT systems, setting up portals and digital libraries, conducting customer surveys, and coordinating with local, regional, national, and international consortia. Allan offers in-depth guidance on project management for librarians working alone and for those working in large organizations. Topics covered include project life cycle and analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination, finance, personnel, partnerships, and more. She explores both paper-based and management software approaches to large and small scale project management. Real-world examples provide an insight into good practice from a wide variety of settings. If you are involved in project work of any kind, whether on a managerial, practical, academic, or research level, you will find this to be an invaluable resource.

Barbara Allan

Barbara Allan is Deputy Dean of Hull University Business School and Director of the Center for Innovations in Business and Management Education. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008 for her innovative work in e-learning and e-mentoring. She is interested in new approaches to supporting research students and led the development of the Graduate Virtual Research Environment. Author of several books, including Supporting Research Students, she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).