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Notre Dame, IN 46556
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Laurie McGowan Portrait


Laurie manages projects in the DARIT Division and consults on an ad hoc basis for other library projects. Together with the other Digital Project Managers, she provides a common contact point for all DARIT project work and endeavors to implement and oversee consistent project management processes throughout the library.

Project Management

  • Develop project plans and collaborate with Program Director(s) to set project priorities and high level timelines based on stakeholder needs and strategic library initiatives;
  • Recommend, implement, document, and oversee consistent project management processes;
  • Collaborate with technical lead and/or product owner(s) to define project scope, set sprint milestones, and schedule backlog to meet proper implementation of requirements and long-term strategic objectives;
  • Provide a central communication point for project progress and work to define new channels for internal and external communication.

Laurie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Germanic Languages and Literature and a Master of Science Degree in Instructional Systems Technology, both from Indiana University at Bloomington.