Is Consulting For You?: A Primer for Information Professionals

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Price: 
$46.00
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$41.40
Item Number: 
978-0-8389-0947-8
Published: 
2007
Publisher: 
ALA Editions
Pages: 
101
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • About the Author

Librarians and information professionals possess a unique mix of skills that are well suited to consulting. Expert author Ulla de Stricker shows how this skill-set applies to a range of consulting activities from highly specialized, focused activities to broad strategic efforts. Providing a from-the-trenches perspective of the many consulting opportunities available both within and outside the library setting, this guide will help you

  • Identify the pros and cons of consulting
  • Partner with professionals to maximize your business
  • Develop effective business and marketing plans
  • Learn to negotiate using the contract and proposal primer
  • Set up shop and thrive as a consultant

If you've ever considered becoming a consultant, this book will help you determine whether it's right for you and give you the tools to succeed. Seasoned consultants, library staff trainers, and companies working with libraries will also gain inspiration from the wealth of ideas offered here.

Ulla de Stricker

Ulla de Stricker is founder and president of Ulla de Stricker and Associates, a Toronto-based consultancy that focuses on strategies for information, knowledge, and library management for public and private sector organizations. She has provided services to libraries and non-library organizations alike since 1972. Ulla has presented at numerous conferences in the United States and Canada, including a handful of ALA and state association conferences. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to the literature. She is an active member in Special Libraries Association and Association of Independent Information Professionals.

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