Drive your project forward with Scrum
NPR Librarian, Janel Kinlaw, shares lessons learned from adapting Scrum, an agile process framework, to content management projects. She’ll discuss how this approach freed the team to innovate in structuring projects, gathering feedback from end-users in real-time, identifying risk and scope creep sooner and aligning library goals to the broader objectives of the organization. Janel will demonstrate where the Scrum process took us further than traditional methodologies.
Subjects: Technology, Project Management
Building a Library Lab for Emerging Technology--No Research Programmers Required
When you don’t have a team of technologists or research programmers, how do you stay at the cutting edge of technology? Building a library lab (whether virtual or physical) with your library’s patrons as assistants leverages them to learn new technology and influence technology adoption at the library. This program will show the process of designing a library lab and get participants started on building their own.
Subjects: Technology, Emerging Technologies
IT Tactical and Strategic Planning in the Library
This session will discuss effective planning for new technology in your library, such as gathering pertinent analytics, creating a sense of urgency for projects, defining and communicating with stakeholders, developing criteria for prioritizing projects, and developing outcomes that can be measured. Participants will develop a checklist which outlines the steps to follow at their home library. Keeping everyone informed to create transparency in project progress and change management will also be covered.
The 4 Ps: Library Marketing for Young Adults
Participants in this program will learn the 4 Ps of marketing (product, placement, pricing, and promotion) and how to develop possible marketing plans for their library.
Subjects: Young Adult Services, Youth Services, Marketing
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