Welcome to the 2016 MLA Annual Conference! MLA looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary with you.
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Friday, September 30 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
More with Less: Project Management for Beginners

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There isn't enough time. There isn't enough money. Time and money are the two most precious and finite resources in a library, and there simply isn't enough of either. Yet, we are constantly asked to do more, to do more with less. In this session we will explore techniques and methods to stretch our time and money by relying on project management techniques. Library roles are increasingly becoming project-oriented, from collection management to summer reading programs, most of our day-to-day activities are actually projects with a budget and a specific start and end date. Learn how the basic tenets of project management can help you and your team work smarter, not harder while delivering the high quality services your patrons have come to expect. Participants will explore principles of project management through examples from many areas of library work, including the construction of a new building, fundraising, event planning, and collection management.


Kelly McBride, Director, Osceola Public Library

Kelly is director at Osceola Public Library.  In 2013 the Library embarked on a capital campaign to build a 6.5 million dollar facility meant to house municipal functions, community spaces, the library and a Fab Lab. As a member of the campaign cabinet, Kelly is instrumental in... Read More →

Anthony Molaro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University

Anthony Molaro is a nationally recognized speaker, teacher and consultant.  He has written and presented on a wide range of topics, and as a previous Dean and director, he has planned, implemented, and successfully executed multiple projects from building renovations to summer reading... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Lake Superior Ballroom L