Aimed at practitioners, this handbook imparts guidance on project management techniques in the cultural heritage sector. Information professionals often direct complex endeavors with limited project management training or resources. Project Management for Information Professionals demystifies the tools and processes essential to successful project management and advises on how to manage the interpersonal dynamics and organizational culture that influence the effectiveness of these methods. With this book, readers will gain the knowledge to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close projects.
- offers guidance based on real-world experience
- prepares readers without prior project management knowledge or experience
- provides lean, easy-to-read, and jargon-free instructions
- aimed at information professionals working in libraries, archives, museums
- Chapter 1: Project Management Overview
- Chapter 2: Selection and Prioritization
- Chapter 3: Leading and Managing Teams
- Chapter 4: Planning and Scheduling
- Chapter 5: Budgeting and Performance
- Chapter 6: Communication and Documentation
- Chapter 7: Completion and Review
- Further Reading
Margot Note has spent her career working in the cultural heritage sector, including colleges, libraries, and archives. She has lead or has participated in a wide range of projects, including database conversions, digitization efforts, web application creations, and collaborations with American Express, ARTstor, Google, and UNESCO. She holds a Master's in History from Sarah Lawrence College, a Master's in Library and Information Science, and a Post-Master's Certificate in Archives and Records Management, both from Drexel University. She is the Director of Archives and Information Management at World Monuments Fund, an international historic preservation organization.