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Monthly Method Spotlight: SMART Project Management

SMART Project Management

What & Why?: We talk a lot on our blog and in our presentations & workshops about setting SMART goals as part of your career strategy –

Specific
Measurable
Attainable
Relevant
Time-bound

smart goals

In preparing for our November webinar on project management for librarians, we learned that the “A” in the popular and well-known SMART criteria acronym could also stand for assignable (from The November 1981 issue of Management Review containing a paper by George T. Doran), which is an important aspect to remember for good project management. When it comes to project management, you need to make sure that the project tasks are SMART including being assignable to members of the project team.

How: As project tasks are developed, ask yourself and the project team the following questions based on the SMART criteria if these tasks are:

Specific – what exactly is the task at hand?
Measurable – how do we know if the task is completed successfully or if we’re making progress?
Assignable – is this task assignable? Who can this task be assigned to? Which team member would it make sense to assign it to?
Relevant – is this task relevant to the project or relevant to the current phase of the project?
Time-bound – when is this task due or when does this task need to be completed by in order to ensure timely project completion or project success?

Interested in using/applying these methods in your work? Contact us for information.

 

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Upcoming Webinar – Project Management for Information Professionals

sla logoJoin us on Thursday, November 29 at 2-3PM EST for “Applying Project Management to the Real World (Library)” as part of Special Libraries Association’s three-part webinar series – Project Management for Today’s Information Professional. For more info and to register.

Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice


Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice

DATE AND TIME:

Thu, March 8, 2018

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST

I just registered for this free and online event & hope to learn about some interesting ways libraries around the USA are using design thinking. I will be posting a summary of the presentation for those who are not able to attend.

Happy National Library Week!

National Library Week, image of Wooly, beaded sheep with button promoting Where the Wild Things Are

Happy National Library Week from Wooly, a beloved wild library lover. The library – Where the Wild Things Are.

September 27th SCRLC Webinar – Librarians in the 21st Century: Designing a Career Strategy for Evolving Roles and Opportunities

View slides on SlideShare

View webinar recording on YouTube


Online Resources

Publish & Present:
Chandos publishing – http://store.elsevier.com/Chandos-Publishing-/IMP_207/
Information Today – http://books.infotoday.com
Libraries Unlimited – http://www.abc-clio.com/LibrariesUnlimited.aspx 

Keep Updated:
ALA Mailing Lists – http://lists.ala.org/sympa
Library Link of the Day – http://www.tk421.net/librarylink
Library Trends – https://www.lis.illinois.edu/newsroom/publications/librarytrends
Slashdot – http://slashdot.org
Reddit Libraries – https://www.reddit.com/r/Libraries
NMC Horizon Reports – http://www.nmc.org/publication-type/horizon-report/

Career:
LISCareer – http://www.liscareer.com
Alternative LIS Job Titles – http://www.infonista.com/2013/alternative-lis-job-titles-2
Free Courses – http://librarysciencelist.com/free-online-courses-for-librarians
IFLA New Librarians Webinars – http://npsig.wordpress.com/webinars
Library & Information Science Transferable Competencies –https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/2595#.V8WGACgrLNM
Emerging Career Trends for Information Professional -http://ischool.sjsu.edu/about/publications/emerging-career-trends-information-professionals-snapshot-job-titles 


View slides on SlideShare

View webinar recording on YouTube