Planning & Coordination

Project Management

Six Views of Project-Management Software
TechSoup article exploring software tools for every phase of project management.

Crowdsourced Library Project Management Toolkit
A crowdsourced collection of information, tips, techniques, and tools for project managers working in libraries.

Project Management - Free Management Library
Explanation, explorations, and resources for project management on the Free Management Library

Project Management as a Core Competency for Librarians
An article from the Library|Work|Success blog

How Do We Manage? Project Management in Libraries: An Investigation
An article by Jenn Anne Horwath in Partnership, the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research

American Alliance of Museums (AAM) four-part recorded webinar series on project management includes:

Project Management Basics
Project Management: Creating a Scope of Work
Project Management: Getting the Project Work Done
Project Management: Closing and Evaluating the Project

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Project Management for History Professionals, 2-day workshop offered twice a year
Project Management for History Professionals, four-week online course
Calculating Risk: A Guide to Project Management for History Professionals, technical leaflet

These additional Project Management resources shared by 2/5/15 webinar attendees:

The Art of Project Management
Book by Scott Berkun (see excerpt)

Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual
Combines lots of detail about the software with an introduction to the basics of project management itself. Two topics that tend to intimidate people, presented together in a thoroughly non-intimidating way. There's a Project 2013 version also.

Principal Investigator's Guide
This is a guide for project leaders and managers on how to integrate evaluation into their project design from the beginning, and find/work with external evaluators. Although it's designed for STEM education project leaders it can be used by anyone working in informal learning environments, like museums and libraries.

A free project management software called Asana. It's really great for teams to use.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management

Project Management–a practical approach
Presentation by Quorus Team

The Concise Guide to Becoming an Independent Consultant
Book by Herman Holtz

Harvard Business Essentials - Manager's Toolkit

Introduction to Project Management for Libraries
Slides and notes from a 4-hour workshop presented by Jennifer Vinopal at the Electronic Resources & Libraries conference, 3/20/2013

ALA's Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
Host a Project Management Institute at Midwinter conference

Disaster Planning

dPlan: Online Disater Planning Tool
This online disaster planning tool is intended for small and medium-sized institutions that do not have in-house preservation staff, but is also valuable for large library systems or museum campuses that need to develop separate but related plans for multiple buildings, locations, or branches. Entering data into an online template allows you to create a customized disaster plan for your institution.

CoOL - Conservation Online
A freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Through the support of the Foundation of the American Institute of Conservation, CoOL is committed to growing and sustaining these resources into the future. As an authoritative and trusted source of information, CoOL serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.

Heritage Emergency National Task Force
Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Heritage Preservation, Inc., in partnership with 34 national organizations and federal agencies.

Disaster Mitigation Planning Assistance Web site
Provides sample disaster plans, information on recovery techniques as well as a database of experts, services, and supplies for disaster recovery searchable by state.
U.S. government site devoted to information to help your business prepare for any type of emergency or disaster, either natural or manmade.

Disaster Planning: Backup, Backup, Backup!
This online seminar from TechSoup reviews various approaches to backup and help you implement a solution that readies your organization for any disaster — however big or small — that might come your way.

TechSoup's Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit
A set of guides, articles, and other resources collected by TechSoup, with particular emphasis on technology protection,

Other Organizations:

California Preservation Program

Harvard University

Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)

National Archives and Records Administration

National Park Service

Smithsonian Institution

Outcomes Based Planning and Evaluation

Shaping Outcomes
Shaping Outcomes is an online course for library and museum professionals based upon Outcomes Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE), preparing staff to plan internal projects and to produce robust design and evaluation plans for grant proposals. It was developed as a cooperative project between the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI).