MARAC Workshops

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Project Management in the Archival Workplace Workshop
Registration open through May 27th

Monday, June 10, 2019 from 9:00AM-4:00PM. 
Where: Thurmont Regional Library, Frederick County Public Libraries, 76 East Moser Road, Thurmont, MD  21788
Instructor: Vincent Novara, University of Maryland
Cost: $90
Directions and Parking information: Free parking available.

Register Online at Project Management in the Archival Workplace Workshop June 2019. You may pay online or request an invoice to pay later.

Workshop description:
This workshop focuses on introductory techniques and common tools for project management. Workshop participants will learn how to establish, define, plan, implement, and execute archival projects. Attention is given to strengthening prioritization skills and workflow planning as they pertain to processing projects executed by various levels of staffing, including the lone arranger. The workshop also addresses interpretive projects such as exhibitions and digital initiatives. Attendees will learn how to determine project goals and objectives, compose project objective statements, establish work breakdown structures, estimate project budgets, determine risks, create project and communication plans, schedule and track tasks using Gantt Charts, and conduct a post-project evaluation. Throughout the workshop, standard project management terminology is applied to common archives tasks, and an overview if given of Earned Value Assessment.

About the instructor:
Vincent J. Novara is the Curator for Special Collections in Performing Arts at the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library at the University of Maryland. Novara regularly uses project management tools in his day-to-day responsibilities while caring for 9,000+ linear feet of archival holdings, 150,000+ sound and video recordings, and managing a staff of nine. He was trained in project management through courses at UMD, privately by project managers in the military and oil industry, and in a MARAC workshop that focused on prioritizing for preservation. An ACA Certified Archivist, Novara has worked at UMD as a performing arts archivist since 1994. From 1999 through 2001, he was also the Smith Library’s project manager and transition leader for the construction and subsequent move into their new facility.

Academy of Certified Archivist credits available upon request.

For additional information about the workshop, contact Paige Newman, 804.340.2280 or [email protected]

For questions about registration, contact the MARAC Administrator at [email protected]

Information regarding workshop cancellation/refund policies is available in this document.