Exploring trends, technologies, e-resource management, and digital services in libraries.

Effectively Manage Teams, Projects, Tasks, and Goals Across Locations with Notion

March 15 – 25, 2021

This is a self-paced course with live office hours.

Course Materials Released: March 15

Live Office Hours: March 18 & 25

Cost: $175

AUDIENCE LEVEL: Foundational

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this workshop, we will walk you through the process of setting up a “Team Dashboard” in the popular project management app, Notion (http://www.notion.so).

Notion is a free tool (with enterprise options if you’d like to add institutional single sign-on) that offers web and app usage options so that users can easily access and enter content across platforms in a secure manner. Our teams (Library, Archives, Learning Center, Institutional Research, & Faculty Development) implemented this dashboard system shortly after the new year in January 2020. This system was designed to help us effectively manage projects across our departments with staff and student workers with very disparate schedules. During the early days of the pandemic, we were able to nearly seamlessly transition to 100% remote working because we had this dashboard in place. Moving forward as schedules are now mixed with some on-campus and some still remote, we continue to use the dashboard to communicate across our varied teams effectively.

This session will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a Team Dashboard, and will offer suggestions for implementing a Notion Team Dashboard at your institution.

Following the workshop, participants will: 

  • be introduced to the app Notion and become familiar with the basic features and benefits of its use.
  • learn the basic skills needed to work with Notion, including which features are particularly useful for managing teams.
  • create their own Team Dashboards that are customizable to meet the needs of their team(s) and institution(s).

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Russell Michalak, MLIS
Director of the Library & Learning Center
Goldey-Beacom College

Russell Michalak, MLIS is the Director of the Library & Learning Center at Goldey-Beacom College. He oversees the annual budget, supervises librarians and paraprofessionals, manages the delivery of research, information, instructional services, the tutoring center, and archives.

Before joining GBC, he worked in various roles at the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, Duke University, and the University of Utah. Russell earned his MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BA in History from Occidental College. His current research agenda focuses on information literacy-related assessment, with an emphasis on utilizing online training modules to increase students’ information literacy skills. Similarly, he has focused on implementing and assessing online onboarding training modules to train and retain employees across many departments across the college.

Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D.
Director of Institutional Research & Training
Goldey-Beacom College

Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D. is the Director of Institutional Research and Training for Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware. In this role she leads all institutional research and data analysis projects for the College. Her office provides faculty and staff training support by developing new training offerings (asynchronous and synchronous face-to-face and online programs) on a variety of instructional technology, survey research, and data management/interpretation topics.

Monica earned her PhD. from The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology. Her current research agenda focuses on information literacy-related topics, with an emphasis on utilizing online training modules to increase students’ information literacy skills. Similarly, she has focused on implementing and assessing online onboarding training modules to train and retain employees across many departments across the college.

TECHNOLOGY NEEDS: 

To be shared with registered course attendees prior to course start date.

COURSE OUTLINE:

To be shared with registered course attendees prior to course start date.

March 15 – 25, 2021

This is a self-paced course with live office hours.

Course Materials Released: March 15

Live Office Hours: March 18 & 25

Cost: $175