DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS - CALL FOR TRAINERS
The Library of Congress and the Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services (ALCTS) is seeking trainers for a new training initiative.
In November 2000, the Bicentennial Conference on Bibliographic Control for the
New Millennium was held to bring together authorities in the cataloging and
metadata communities to discuss outstanding issues involving improved discovery
and access to Web resources. One resulting recommendation was the development
of training and continuing education to improve bibliographic control of
selected Web resources. The Cataloger's Learning Workshop (CLW) has been
established as a clearinghouse for cataloging and metadata training. 'Digital
Project Management Basics' is the last of five workshops developed to support
the goal of improving bibliographic control of Web resources. Information about
CLW is available at: <http://www.loc.gov/catworkshop/>
'Digital Project Management Basics' is a one-day workshop with the goal of
preparing attendees to serve as project leaders and team members in digital
library projects. Topics covered include:
* Creating a project management roadmap
* Collaboration and team building
* Grant writing and development of a feasible work plan
* Project assessment
A more detailed outline of the workshop is available at:
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
The objective of the Instructor Development Seminar (IDS) is to develop
trainers to deliver 'Digital Project Management Basics' in a classroom setting.
This one-day seminar will prepare participants to deliver the course material
and will outline the role of the trainer in the CLW organizational framework.
The instructor seminar for this workshop will be held Saturday December 9th in
Chicago at ALA headquarters. Instructors are required to attend this seminar to
be designated as CLW trainers for this workshop.
The first offering of the workshop is December 8th (the day prior to the
instructor seminar). Instructors are not required to attend the workshop but a
number of seats are reserved for those instructors who wish to attend the
workshop as paid registrants. Workshop registration is a separate process from
this instructor application. More information about workshop registration is
available at: <http://www.ala.org/alcts/events/>
SUPPORT FROM HOME INSTITUTION
The applicant must have the support of the home institution to participate.
Travel expenses to attend the IDS are not reimbursed by CLW. When leading a
workshop, instructors will receive travel expenses (and optionally an
honorarium) from the sponsoring organization.
* Demonstrated experience in managing or implementing a digital library project
* Prior experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
If you are interesested in becoming a trainer for this workshop, please
complete the application below and return to Steve Shadle
[log in to unmask]) by November 28th. As applications are received,
applicants will be notified of their acceptance at the seminar and will be
provided with additional details at that time. Questions about the workshop or
the seminar can be directed to Steve Shadle.
APPLICATION: 'DIGITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS' INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR
PLEASE LIST QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN EACH OF THESE AREAS
* Demonstrated experience in digital library implementation or management.
Please describe your specific contributions to the project and provide a URL
for the digital library.
* Experience as a trainer in a classroom setting.
SUPERVISOR'S INFORMATION (Required)
REFERENCE WHO CAN SPEAK TO YOUR TRAINING QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE (Required)