DSC_7515-1Sarah Haase is an enterprise collaboration strategist, corporate librarian and internationally-recognized speaker that helps large enterprises reclaim overgrown and ineffective collaboration implementations. Using her rich experience in knowledge management, technical writing, information architecture, business process automation and enterprise content management, Sarah devises and implements governance and user adoption strategies that drive compliance, engagement and documented benefits/ROI for SharePoint and Office 365. She is a contributing author for Ruven Gotz’s book Practical SharePoint 2010 Information Architecture and a community activist/board member for the immensely popular SharePoint Saturday Twin Cities. You can find Sarah online at http://blog.splibrarian.com and @sarahhaase

Sarah was awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in January 2018 for her contributions in the Office Servers and Services technical community.

The posts on this blog are provided on an as-is basis with no warranties. All opinions are Sarah’s and do not reflect any other organization/company.


  1. Hey Sarah,
    I have seen you speak several times at various SharePoint events and have always enjoyed it. I am former SharePoint instructor at Benchmark Learning and am now in a new position within a large organization. I am tasked with reorganizing their knowledge content using SharePoint. One thing that I have really been interested in is the process you take your clients through when they come asking for SharePoint sites. Do you happen to have any documentation or resources around this topic of site control? If so, I would love to see it. Thanks!

    1. Hi Mark –
      Sorry for the delay in getting this blog post created, but I’ve just posted an overview of my storyboarding process. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any other questions!


  2. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for such a useful source of information.

    I have a requirement like same as you described in one of your post .I have to send 3 reminder mails
    1) Due date before 90 days
    2) Due date before 60/30 days
    3) Due date before 15 day

    I had created a retention policy also & tried to enable the related timer jobs in CA. I am currently working on SharePoint 2010. Please mail me the process.

  3. Thank you for your excellent blog.

    Like you, I am a librarian, but have had no prior exposure to SP. Having taken a role in a small IT department, I now find myself responsible for content management. I’m gleaning a lot of useful insight here as I try to formulate a plan to rework my company’s existing SP site collection. I’m looking forward to working on content as soon as I come up with a plan for the information architecture. Ruven Gotz’ book is going to be my first step. My plan is site architecture, taxonomy/classification, information life cycle, and then look and feel/aesthetics.

    Any suggestions/comments are welcome and thanks for your contribution.

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