Consultants

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The Library Consulting Network is a group of experienced librarians and library professionals serving and supporting the library and information community with a wide skill set and consulting experience. With many years in academic libraries in the US and the UK, this group of information professionals has worked closely with publisher, vendor, and library partners to develop best practices in information management and discovery.

Common Industry Challenges we can help with
  • Sales Team Training (Read”Better Understanding Librarians’ Needs” about a recent project.)
  • Business Strategy Support
  • Managing and prioritizing needs from users and clients in the library community
  • Struggling to find messaging or content to resonate with customers and prospects
  • Analysis and Data Visualization requests
  • Reliable referral for client implementation
  • Expert librarian or library management knowledge quickly and confidentially
Who we are
  • Jill Emery, Collection Development Librarian, Portland State University
  • Michael Levine-Clark, Interim Dean and Director of the University of Denver Libraries
  • John McDonald, Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
  • Graham Stone, Information Resources Manager, University of Huddersfield
  • Bonnie Tijerina, President & Founder, ER&L, LLC
Services
  • Advice and development assistance for products and business models
  • Analysis & visualization of library and scholarly communication data and trends
  • Helping to get content into libraries including metadata/record loads
  • Leading, moderating, and organizing professional development opportunities
  • Speaking, presenting, and development of programs
  • Authoring of white papers on content usage or best practices
Primary/Key Areas of Expertise
  • Content licensing and acquisition
  • E-Resources management
  • Analyzing usage data
  • Discovery system implementation and assessment
  • Evaluating business models
  • Library budget trends
  • Open access trends
  • Metadata creation and management

Library Consulting Network is a group of experienced librarians who can support your objectives and beat challenge areas.

Visit www.library.consulting for more information.