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Dec. 8, 2017

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The Laurier Library has created a Library Project Management Office (PMO) to oversee a common project management framework to guide continued upgrades to Library facilities and technology. In addition to his duties as Associate University Librarian, Gordon Bertrand will be assuming the role of Library Project Management officer and oversight of the PMO.

“The establishment of the Library Project Management Office will provide valuable support as we continue to build our vision of the 21st century library as a hub of learning, culture, and ideas for the university and the surrounding community,” said Gohar Ashoughian, Laurier’s university librarian. “This is a unique opportunity for an academic library and I am excited by the potential of the PMO to support and augment our evolution.”

The PMO will be responsible for the planning and execution of all phases of a project by ensuring a well-articulated rationale, detailed requirements, appropriate resourcing, identification and mitigation of risks, accurate budgeting, measurable deliverables, clear accountability, effective communication, and appropriate documentation.

In addition to partnering with Library colleagues, the Library PMO will manage projects with institutional, regional and provincial partners.

“Envisioning and managing complex projects is something of a personal passion,” said Bertrand. “I’m very much looking forward to working in this area in support of the Library’s, and university’s, strategic and organizational goals.”

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