Presentations & Publications

ACRL LogoWorld Wide Librarians: Reaching and Serving Students Studying Abroad
Jennifer Keach and Elizabeth Haworth

Association of College & Research Libraries
Indianapolis, Indiana
April 12, 2013


Experimenting in an iPad Sandbox
Jamie Calcagno-Roach, Jennifer Keach, Mark Lane, Jonathan Paulo, Cindi Sandridge, and Liz ThompsonVLA Logo

Virginia Library Association 2012
Williamsburg, VA
October 25, 2012

Poster Presentation


acrl 2011 logo

No More Design by Committee: Strategies for Building Lean Mean Web Project Teams
Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer A. Keach

Association of College & Research Libraries 2011
Philadelphia, PA
March 31, 2011

Contributed paper


Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer Keach (2011). “Managing Web Projects in Academic Libraries.” Library Leadership & Management, 25(3). Full Text: PDF

The authors conducted a 24-item survey via a listserv to gain a better understanding of the current state of web project management in academic libraries today. Responses from 121 managers of web projects were received. The survey results provided quantitative and qualitative information about project managers, project management techniques and organizational structures used by libraries to manage web projects, the responsibilities of standing web committees, best practices, and remaining challenges.


Jennifer A. Keach (2010). “Change is Good: The Role of the Librarian as Project Manager.” Library Management Today, 1(3).

Revised version


edUi logoWeb Project Management for Educational Environments
Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer A. Keach

edUi 2010
Charlottesville, VA
November 9, 2010

“Excellent session–thank you!!”
“Excellent materials and presentation preparation.”
“I am going away with useful tools to implement for future projects. Thanks!”
“Very sensible. Good approach to outline & plan.”


Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer Keach (2010) “Build, Buy, Open Source, or Web 2.0?: Making an Informed Decision for Your Library.” Computers in Libraries, 30(6). Find the article through your library or  online through the publisher.

When improving a web presence, today’s libraries have a choice: using a free Web 2.0 application, opting for open source, buying a product, or building a web application. Which option is best for your library?


book coverWeb Project Management for Academic Libraries
Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer A. Keach
Chandos Publishing
December 2009

Managing the process of building and maintaining an effective library website can be as challenging as designing the product itself. Web Project Management for Academic Libraries, written by Jody Condit Fagan and Jennifer A. Keach of James Madison University, offers best practices for managing successful projects related to the academic library website. Here are practical, real-world solutions to help web project managers and their teams plan, engage stakeholders, and lead organizations through change. Topics covered include the definition and responsibilities of a web project manager; necessary roles for the project team; effective communication practices; designing project workflow; executing the project; and usability testing and quality control. This book is essential reading not only for library staff who work as project managers or on web teams, but also for library administrators, library school faculty and students, and web consultants working with libraries.
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Computers in Libraries 2009 logo Web Project Management for Academic Libraries
Jennifer A. Keach and Jody Condit Fagan

Computers in Libraries 2009
Washington, DC
April 2, 2009

“This was the best workshop I attended at CIL 2009”

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