Project Managers

The DLF Project Managers group is an informal community within the larger DLF community. They meet at the annual DLF Forums and also have a dedicated listserv. The DLF PM Group was formed in 2008 to acknowledge the intersection of the discipline of project management and library technology. The group provides a forum for sharing project management methodologies and tools, alongside broader discussions that consider issues such as portfolio management and cross-organizational communication. The group also maintains an eye towards keeping pace with the dynamic digital library landscape, by bringing new and evolving project management practices to the attention and mutual benefit of our colleagues.


Project Managers Group hosts its annual meeting on Thursday, November 7, immediately after the DLF Forum. This year’s theme is Building Alliances. As project managers we need collaborative partnerships—internal, external, and professional—to succeed. Yet, demands on our time and our teams are intense, budgets tight to non-existent, and customer expectations frequently misaligned. Join the group for a half-day event focusing on turning these potential negatives into positive and workable alliances:  manage your alliances along with your projects.

What:  Project Managers Group annual meeting – Building Alliances
When:  Thursday, November 7, 9 am to noon, followed by a networking lunch
Where:  AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
Fee:  $30.00, members and non-members (includes lunch)


View the 2012 meeting notes!


Library Project Management Toolkit

This site, created by Jennifer Vinopal at New York University, offers crowdsourced information, tips, techniques, and tools for project managers working in or with libraries. Take advantage of this resource for your projects or for staff training/coaching. Post your ideas and knowledge to share with others.