Project Management eCourse

CHICAGO- Register today for the four-week RUSA course titled “Project Management in Libraries” scheduled to begin on Monday, April 5, 2021.

In this four-week course, participants will review the skills and experiences needed to be exemplary project managers in a library organization. Interactive and dynamic activities such as discussions, reading assignments, and class exercises will accompany each week’s lectures.

This course will cover:

  • Issues facing new and existing managers who need to create project management plans
  • The importance of project champions, administrators and cross-departmental staff will be covered in depth
  • Effective communication (written and verbal), training staff, managing cross departmental projects, delegating tasks, and being the middle manager. 

By the end of the course, participants will be prepared to assume both leadership roles and managerial roles, in relation to effective project management. The four-part topical tour of project management will culminate with a final project based on project management principles.

This course is ideal for library staff and professionals who are in managerial roles, those who aspire for these roles, or those who forced into such roles.

The instructor, Debra Lucas, has been the Head of Reference and Interlibrary Loan at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY since 2002.

Register here today!  This course is part of the Strategy Series, a bundle of three eCourses for library staff and professionals who are in a managerial roles or aspire for these roles.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, represents librarians and library staff in the fields of reference, specialized reference, collection development, readers’ advisory and resource sharing. RUSA is the foremost organization of reference and information professionals who make the connections between people and the information sources, services, and collection materials they need. Learn more at

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