Contributed by Emily Reed
Mercy Heritage Center, located in Belmont, N.C., is hosting an SAA workshop titled: Fundamentals of Project Management for Archivists #1719 on Monday, September 26, 2016. This workshop is also a part of the SAA Arrangement & Description (A&D) Certificate Program.
Archivists and information specialists are involved in a variety of projects every day, from small projects like developing a new procedures manual to large projects like digitizing a collection. But project management methodologies are not normally included in formal education or many archival education programs. This workshop will help individuals acquire the basic knowledge and tools necessary for managing successful projects.
After completing this workshop, you’ll be able to:
- Understand the project life cycle from initiation to completion;
- Utilize effective project management tools and techniques;
- Evaluate project outcomes and disseminate project information; and
- Demonstrate how positive personnel management adds to a successful project.
Who should attend?
This is an introductory workshop that can also be taken as a refresher course on project management. Project team members who want to become more active in – and achieve a better understanding of the workings of – their own projects are also welcome.
For more details and registration information visit http://saa.archivists.org/events/fundamentals-of-project-management-for-archivists-1719/711/
For questions, contact Kathryn Oosterhuis, Director/Archivist at Mercy Heritage Center.