The following recommendations were provided for Lisa Barnhart on LinkedIn
“I have worked with Lisa for the last 4 years, as she has been a member of the team that launched, then managed the WebJunction-Illinois project. Lisa has exceptional project management skills and has been a key driver in raising awareness among Illinois library staff about the WebJunction-Illinois site, leading to successful use of the service.
Under Lisa’s leadership, the WebJunction-Illinois site has grown to include a huge body of content specific to the Illinois library community. Other WebJunction team leads regularly look to the Illinois site for innovative ideas regarding collecting and displaying content on a WebJunction site. In fact, Lisa was recognized as a WebJunction ‘Shining Star’ by her WebJunction peers in 2010: http://blog.webjunctionworks.org/index.php/2010/11/23/and-the-award-goes-to/.
Additionally, Lisa has contributed to the course content available on WebJunction as a key member of the LibraryU course creation team. These library-specific courses are highly valued by library staff and the most recent self-paced course contributed by the LibraryU team, There will always be Storytellers, has been the most popular course across all WebJunction communities since it debuted in the course catalog.
Lisa’s strong knowledge of the library field makes her an excellent contributor to any library-specific project; her project management abilities, knowledge of course creation, and web-site management skills make her a highly-valued addition to any team.”
Rachel Van Noord, Senior Manager, Partner Services, WebJunction/OCLC
"I have worked with Lisa on several projects, including the Illinois Library Systems' Library U for online training, WebJunction Illinois and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation computer labs training. Although the various projects were conducted long-distance, Lisa provided focused, results-orientated products for each project. She is the reason LibraryU and WebJunction Illinois were and are a success. For Lisa, there isn't too small of a detail or to wide of a concept, she works until the project is completed to your specification."
Charm Ruhnke, Peru Public Library Director, former Grant Manager for LibraryU and WJIL
"Lisa is an excellent professional who developed training for members of my organization. She worked closely with us to determine our needs and issues and then provided on-target training that was very well received by those who participated. Those who took her classes came back for more. Her training was creative yet practical."
Miriam Pollack, Miriam Pollack &Associates, former CE coordinator for North Suburban Library System
"Lisa brings her high professional and ethical standards to every endeavor. I have had the joy of working with her for over 10 years on several major projects. Her commitment to project goals, consensus building, honest discourse, creativity and expertise are evident in all work. Her skill in project management, including adaptability, keeps targets and objectives in focus and ensures success. She accomplishes all of this with grace, humor and optimism. From my experience, take note - if you are ever caught in a snowstorm with Lisa, you will both work and laugh through the blizzard. High expectations are expected and gladly delivered with Lisa at the helm."
Dawne Tortorella, Bellcow, Inc., Project Partner for LibraryU and WJIL