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Meghan JK Musolff
As the Library's Lead Project Manager, I work with Library Leadership and colleagues from across the library to oversee the planning, execution, and assessment of library-wide initiatives, projects, and teams. I develop and coordinate project and communication plans, track project progress, facilitate the resolution of barriers to reach project goals, and assist with managing shifts in approach or execution in response to situational, environmental, or organizational changes. I collaborate with and support activities of colleagues at all levels by aligning project objectives with library goals, identifying dependencies, and ensuring resources for success.
My professional interests include inclusive project management, productivity, thoughtful meeting facilitation, organizational development, and diversity in the tech environment. Currently, I co-chair the Library's Project Management Special Interest Group and facilitate project management workshops across the U-M campus.
Before my current position, I was the Program Manager for Library IT Services, Training, and Assessment. Prior to joining the U-M Library, I was the Assistant Coordinator of the Visual Resource Collection in the History of Art Department at U-M and the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University. I have a MLIS from Dominican University and a MA in Art History from Michigan State University. My undergraduate degree is from Wittenberg University where I studied art/art history.
- Responsible for library-wide project management leadership
- Consult in the planning, implementation, team forming, communication strategy and assessment of cross-division projects
- Ensure compliance with project management standards by project teams
- When needed, serve in the role of project manager for large-scale projects
Guidance and Support:
- Provide guidance to colleagues managing initiatives, projects, and teams
- Co-create and curate resources, tools, and training opportunities related to project management, meeting facilitation, team formation, change management and other related topics
- Build a community and support network to foster healthy project management practices and methodologies within our organization
Systems Development & Stewardship:
- Co-develop processes, policies, procedures, and tools to support the work of the library
- Steward this work by documenting, communicating, training, and assessing new and existing systems
- Stewardship of the Next Century Library Initiative portfolio of work, including strategic planning, scheduling, change management and assessment
- Management of the Deans’ Office portfolio of work, including strategic planning, scheduling, implementation, change management and assessment
- Provide updates to stakeholders on the progress of each portfolio
- Capture and summarize data on the performance of each portfolio to inform future decision making
- Monitor status of projects and assist to mitigate potential barriers to forward progress