University of Wisconsin–Madison

NEW! Project Management in Libraries

Project Management is the design and organization of resources which lead the work of a team toward the successful completion of a specific goal, event, or objective. This course is organized to outline effective team leadership throughout the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a library project, as well as identify personality types and strengths within a team. Lead your next project confidently with the skills presented in this class.

At a glance

When: Jan 24 – Mar 20, 2022

Where: Online

Cost: $325 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks before the start date)

CE Credit: 2.6 CEUs/26 LEUs

Program: #306022

Questions? Contact Meredith Lowe or Anna Palmer

Register online

Due to the continuation of remote work, please use the online registration option. If you need alternate arrangements, email Anna Palmer, or Meredith Lowe, Alternate registration options may result in delays.

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Course description


  • Manage your library team effectively through strengths-based management
  • Critical decisions and how to best communicate them
  • Budgeting for library projects, large or small
  • Project outlines and accountability
  • Cooperation and collaboration with library project stakeholders

Expectations: To pass this course, students are expected to review assigned material, engage in weekly discussion questions, complete practical assignments, and participate in case study exercises.

Instructor: Jen Gerber has fifteen years of administrative experience in public libraries and is currently the Library Director of the Oscar Grady Public Library located in southeastern Wisconsin. Jen holds a Master’s Degree in Library & Information Studies and graduate certification in College and University Teaching from The University of Alabama, a Bachelor’s Degree in History and undergraduate certification in Library & Information Science from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and certification in Public Library Administration by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Additionally, Jen is the recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Award for Innovation and the 2020 Public Library Association’s John Iliff Award.