Managing A Library Project

Event Information
Event Type
Continuing Education - Face-to-Face Presentation
Event Category
Professional/Personal Development
CEU Hours

Monroe Township Public Library (Middlesex County)

Target Audience

Any staff working at a LibraryLinkNJ member library/organization who wants to learn project management techniques and commits to manage a project at their library can participate.

This is a part of the Project Management Series. $50/participant for the entire series that includes two in-person workshops, one or two webinar(s).

Payment (purchase order or check) payable to LibraryLinkNJ should be sent to:

44 Stelton Rd, Suite 330
Piscataway, NJ 08854

If you have any questions about payment, please contact us at 732-752-7720.

LibraryLinkNJ subsidizes the cost of each class to make high-quality, low-cost training available to staff of member libraries. Please pay registration fees promptly.

If you require an invoice before you can submit payment, please email your request to ncox [at] (Nanette Cox)class="mailto".

Event Materials
This program is a part of the Project Management Series.


Managing a Library Project

Learn the basic theories and practice of project management for library projects. Working on real-life projects of their own choosing, workshop participants will learn and practice the key concepts and techniques for planning, organizing, managing, and completing projects in a library setting. This workshop includes a combination of presentation, hands-on work, and discussion of questions and insights that attendees have over the course of the workshop.

Using simple, freely-available tools, attendees will leave the workshop with a project charter –- including a scope statement, deliverables, and milestones –- as well as a project plan specifying tasks on a timeline and assigned resources. 

Jennifer Vinopal

We will discuss issues related to organizational culture, including cross-departmental collaboration, communication techniques, and strategic planning. This workshop will also touch on related topics such as agile project management and portfolio management.

This workshop will be taught by Jennifer Vinopal, head of Digital Scholarship Services at New York University. Among other responsibilities at NYU, Vinopal is a project manager in NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services. Jennifer blogs about project management and other topics at



Registration Cancellation:

You may cancel your registration by no later than September 30, 2016, without penalty and receive a credit for another class or a full refund. If you cancel after that, you are responsible for payment. The only exception is if LibraryLinkNJ cancels the series.

Class/event cancellations due to snow or severe weather conditions will be listed on our main page. We will be in contact with you for rescheduling in case of cancellation of any class of the series. 

Registration Information
  • Registration and Waitlist is Filled.
  • Participation will be limited to 30 people, with a limit of no more than two participants from one library organization.
  • Library directors must complete an online agreement form for their staff after registration opens. The agreement form must be filled out by Friday, September 23, 2016
    (Note: School Librarians/Media Specialists are exempt from completing the Agreement Form. We will consider your registration for the series as a commitment to satisfy all requirements to participate in the Project Management Series.)

Cost: $50 per participant for the Project Management Series that includes two in-person workshops and one webinar. Please note: LibraryLinkNJ will subsidize up to $300 per participating library for each proposed project for the series. Read more details!

You need a User Account to register.  If you do not have a User Account, create one using this user account registration form. It can take up to 24 hours to have an account approved.