Getting Started in Project Management: A Workshop for Librarians

Whether you’re organizing an event, renovating or rearranging a space, creating a program, or implementing a grant, you’re managing a project. Project management can help you manage projects more effectively and efficiently. Learn tools and techniques for successfully planning, organizing, and administering projects. To best respond to the constantly changing library world we will be sharing principles and concepts from design thinking and agile project management.
By the end of this workshop, participants will:
  • Receive a basic overview of iterative and agile-like project management from a design thinking perspective
  • Gain knowledge to successfully manage a project cycle from start to finish through hands-on activities and exercises
  • Receive a project management toolkit
  • Learn about tools, strategies, and techniques to manage projects and teams better 

Fees for this workshop are $30 for METRO, myMETRO, and ESLN Members. $60 for Non-members.


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Presenter bios:
Lisa Chow is half of People Interact, a consultancy that work with libraries and nonprofits to implement creative solutions to effectively improve individual and organizational performance by focusing on the human element. She has successfully initiated and managed multiple projects including BPL ThinkTank staff unconference, Library Workers’ Skill Share, HealthCampNYC regional unconference, and Book a Librarian reference service among others. Lisa has a few "library ribbons" including SLA Rising Star, LJ Mover & Shaker, ALA Emerging Leader and ARL Diversity Scholar. She completed a project management certificate at New York University in 2014. Check out Lisa’s e-portfolio at
Sandra Sajonas is the other half of People Interact. Though she does not have a formal project management education, she has honed her project management skills in the library working directly with projects including a NYC wide “disconnected youth” grant initiative, web site transfers, Book a Librarian, department mergers and several unconferences. Sandra has also won several library awards including Library Journal Mover & Shaker and ALA Emerging Leader. Find out more on Sandra’s e-portfolio at


Tue, Jun. 7, 2016
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/New_York


METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003
United States