Project Management Fundamentals for Librarians

Drive greater impact in your community, and realize greater efficiency and confidence in your work, by becoming proficient in project management skills. 




Course Description 

Guest speaker sessions via Zoom:
Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET (recordings available)

Asynchronous, facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks

Drive greater impact in your community, and realize greater efficiency and confidence in your work, by becoming proficient in project management skills.

Project management skills and strategies are useful in all kinds of situations, not just formal projects! It’s a way of thinking and approaching all kinds of problems or challenges, and is a crucial skill for more than just library leaders! Support staff, service librarians, and anyone who helps develop and implement programs for their communities will benefit from learning how to create and follow through with a project scope and sequence.

In this course, you will learn the foundations of project management in the library to ensure that your future programs are set up for success. Join us and get targeted support in learning the ins and outs of project management: assessing a project’s scope and risks, understanding the core tenets of design thinking, establishing and working toward common goals with your team, and more!

You’ll complete workshop assignments over 3+ weeks in an interactive online classroom environment with personal coaching from an expert in the field. In addition, you’ll have access to our foundational bonus content—rich supporting materials you can explore at your own pace, including a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors, readings, activities, and videos.

Our transformational online courses have given thousands of librarians the tools and vision for meaningful change. The live sessions run on Wednesdays, November 2, 9, and 16, 2022 from approximately 2:00-4:00 pm ET (recorded for on-demand viewing) with an ongoing facilitator-led workshop over 3 weeks. Don’t miss this opportunity!




When you sign up early, you’ll have immediate access to our Early Access On Demand Resources—a series of webinars from Library Journal and School Library Journal contributors along with rich, supporting materials in the form of readings, activities, and videos—to explore at your own pace.

Who should take this course

Any librarian whose role involves planning and completing midsize to large-scale projects, including program development, community outreach, children’s and adult services, and more. Whether you work in a school, public, academic library or elsewhere, if you would benefit from streamlined and methodical help planning, tracking, and evaluating any project or program’s progress and success, this course is for you!

Live sessions are also available on demand 

Can’t make a live session? All guest speaker sessions are recorded and available on demand following the initial broadcast.

Certificate of completion provided 

15 professional development credits are available

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Group Rates

Have a team attend and increase your impact!

Discounted registration fees are available for groups of 3 or more. When you register your team for our online courses, they will be placed in the same small workshop group, where discussions and project-based assignments receive feedback from an experienced librarian.

Send us a request for a quote.

If your group prefers to work separately, just let us know.


Curriculum Advisor


Margot Note
Margot Note has over 20 years of experience in information work in the national and international sectors. She is a Certified Archivist, a Certified Records Manager, an Information Governance Professional, and a Project Management Professional.

She has authored seven books, including Creating Family Archives: A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Saving Your Memories for Future Generations, Project Management for Information Professionals, and Managing Image Collections: A Practical Guide.

Margot Note Consulting, LLC offers archives, records management, and research services. 



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Course Format

One-Week Timeline (Course Runs 3+ Weeks)

DAYS 1-2

On Demand


2.5 hours

DAYS 4-7

1-2 hours (optional)



- Resources

- Discussions

- Bonus Content


- Guest speakers via webcast

- Q&A via chat

- Recordings available on demand


- Project-based homework, applied to your job

- Personalized feedback from a facilitator

- Group discussion in a workshop setting


- Facilitator-led feedback


Gather data and set goals


Identify gaps and priorities


Synthesize your action plan




Inspiring Live Guest Speakers + Facilitated Group Workshop for Project-Based Learning



Live session with Andrea Blackman and Tasneem Ansariyah Grace

Live Guest Speakers Each Week

  • Engage with presenters via live video stream, visual presentations, and chats
  • Map out your own initiatives with guidance from an expert advisor
  • Leave with refined, robust strategies designed to make a lasting impact on your community
  • Workshop tangible approaches to your work with input from peer groups


Online Course Features


Recordings of guest speakers

Recordings Available After The Live Session

  • Real-time guest speakers and conversation via live video stream (with recordings available afterward)
  • Instructor-led online course features personalized interaction over 3+ weeks


Facilitator-led workshop

Online Classroom Organizes All Materials

  • Workshop assignments to help you make progress on your goals
  • Individualized attention from course facilitators who work with you in a coaching environment in the workshop to help sort out challenges
  • Ongoing group conversation via discussion forums


Early Access On Demand Resources

Resources To Support Learning

  • Supporting resources (articles, videos, worksheets) in the online classroom to provide a foundation for your work
  • Access all course content for six months after the course ends
  • Bonus: Register early and get immediate access to archival video recordings from related courses and other bonus content



Full program will be announced soon.


Full program will be announced soon.



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