Teaching

22 April 2016

During April and May 2016 I am teaching, with Catriona Cannon of the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, a short, 3-session continuing education course called "Community-Centered Collections: Inviting Participation, Building Impact." The course engages registered online participants in an exploration of the social roles of collections and what has made them valuable to scholars, teachers, students, and the public at large.

From May to August 2016, I am teaching a 12-week, 3-credit, asynchronous online course, Digital Libraries in Their Communities, LIS 2670 (scroll to the "Information Technology" section), for PittOnline and the Library and Information Science Program of the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. I developed this course based on my book Exploring Digital Libraries. The course provides a framework for understanding and building the community impact of library collections in the context of the social web and digital scholarship.

Calhoun, Karen. 2012-2015. Annual workshop series for the ULS Leadership Program, University of Pittsburgh, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15. Included workshops on organizational change, project management, team building, delegation and conflict management, effective presentations, effective meetings, time management. See SlideShare for examples of the workshops or "Overview" for a description of the series as it was in 2013-14. In 2015, I began teaching the two-day project management workshop myself based on the 1-credit class I taught in summer 2014 for the Library and Information Studies (LIS) program at Pitt.

The 1-credit class on project management was part of the summer short courses (4 weeks) for LIS students in the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences. Course modules introduce defining concepts for new services; initiating and gaining approval for new projects; analyzing target audiences and internal stakeholders; establishing timelines and project schedules; and leading the process of developing and launching a new library service.

Other project management teaching activities include:

Calhoun, Karen. 2016. “Project Management in Libraries for UCLA IS 410.” Los Angeles, February 18. A 3-hour class introducing project management in libraries, prepared and presented at the invitation of Dr. Beverly Lynch for her 3-credit graduate course "Management Theory and Practice for Information Professional," IS 410 in the UCLA Department of Information Studies.

Calhoun, Karen, and Card, Heidi. “Workshop on Project Management and Teamwork for ULS”, University of Pittsburgh Library, October 2011.



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