ASIS&T 2009

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Jennifer Keach and Jody Fagan will present a workshop at the 2009 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, "The "Soft Skills" for Academic Library Web Project Managers," Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, 9:00am - 5:00pm. Subscribe to our blog updates (RSS, Atom) if you would like notifications of any posted materials.

Official Program Listing: The "Soft Skills" for Academic Library Web Project Managers
Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, 9:00am - 5:00pm

If you've managed a web project before, you know that the "soft skills" are actually quite hard. This workshop is focused on communication, teamwork, and usability for web managers, programmers, technical staff and anyone who may be called upon to manage a web project within the library environment. Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer A. Keach offer practical guidance based on managing web projects within academic libraries of all sizes. Their book, Web Project Management for Academic Libraries, will be published by Chandos Press in October 2009. 

The session will include discussion of the concepts, hands-on activities, and a panel of those who communicate about web projects every day to share insights they've gained from their environments. 

In this workshop, you will learn: 

  • how to lead a project team, 

  • how to design an organizational communication plan, 

  • how to involve administrators and others in leadership, 

  • how to get constructive input from colleagues, 

  • how to evaluate the success of your project management skills, 

  • and more! 

Participants will have ample opportunity to learn from others facing similar real-life challenges and successes during the session. Whether you have been given an ad hoc assignment or you manage many web projects each year, this project will help you complete your project with everyone on board. 


Jennifer A. Keach
Jennifer A. Keach is Director of Digital Services at James Madison University, where she leads a department focused on web development, software and hardware for library users and staff. She has managed academic library web projects, both large and small, for more than 10 years. She received her MLS from the University of Alabama. 

Jodie Condit Fagan
Jody Condit Fagan is Content Interfaces Coordinator at James Madison University, where she manages web projects relating to the library's collections. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters relating to libraries and the web, and serves as the editor of the Journal of Web Librarianship, a peer reviewed journal. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland College Park and her MA in History from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Both speakers have extensive presentation experience and are known for their high energy and interactive presentation style.

Members $255, non-members $285, before Sept. 25, 2009
Members $285, non-members $315, after Sept. 25, 2009