“I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian’s Introduction to KanbanFlow”
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Most librarians and library staff are constantly multi-tasking. Despite the type of library, our tasks are endless and can range from cataloging to working the reference desk to IT support and everything in between. It can be very difficult to organize our to-do lists, not to mention get things done. This session will introduce the concept of Kanban (Japanese for “sign” or “billboard”), an important tool for managing workflow and measuring improvement and outcomes that was first popularized by the manufacturing industry. Today Kanban is utilized by software development teams, marketing units, human resource offices, people in strategy and leadership, and for organizing personal tasks and achieving goals.
This session will also introduce KanbanFlow, a free online project management tool that digitizes the Kanban method. This tool supports real-time collaboration between team members and weaves in the Pomodoro method of time-tracking. A live demo of KanbanFlow, its various features, and real-life examples of how it can be used in a library setting will be included to help illustrate the usefulness of this method and tool for librarians.
About the Presenter:
Rachel Evans is a web coordinator and digital media specialist at the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library. Her primary responsibility as part of the Information Technology team is maintaining the law school’s website. Evans also contributes to library instruction ranging from technology-centered sessions to video tutorial creation. Additionally, she assists in archiving items in the law school repository Digital Commons, assembling the library’s monthly newsletter and contributing to the library’s public relations and web teams. Evans has presented instructional technology and web-design related sessions at local, state and regional conferences, and has also been published in the national professional magazine Computers in Libraries. Prior to joining UGA Law Library, Evans got her start in libraries at LaGrange College’s academic library, and subsequently worked at two public libraries in Georgia’s Troup and Oglethorpe counties. Evans earned her M.L.I.S. from Florida State University in 2012.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
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