Kelly Johnson, Amelia Kallaher, and Sara Scinto-Madonich (all from Cornell University Libraries), used their experience with developing a systematic review service to discuss project management. They do methodical and comprehensive literature synthesis. In creating their service, they met roadblocks along the way.
Road block 1: How to standardize our process? (Process standardization)
- Identify problems and brainstorm solutions
- Make sure the problems are clear
- Establish workflows and designate responsibility
- There should be a coherent workflow
- Embrace iteration
Road block 2: How to better manage our time? (Time management)
- Create helpful resources
- Get information into the hands of people when they need it
- They built tools into their libguide. They put in the libguide information that they had normally covered face-to-face.
Road block 3: How to address misconceptions? (Patron Expectations)
- They found that they needed to standup for themselves
- Expectations and boundaries clearly defined
Road block 4: How to ask for and get help? (Getting help)
- What happens when you’re spread too thin?
- You need to advocate
- Recruit additional help