This full day workshop is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through a self-assessment. Participants will work together in an active and engaging format to explore the different roles that consultants play; the variety of services consultants may deliver to clients, and how to align consulting opportunities with experience and skills.
Upon completion, participants will be able to explain what it means to be a library consultant and know if it’s the right choice for them, as well as be able to explain how their own skills and experience might align with consulting opportunities and develop strategies related to starting and managing a consultant business, marketing their services, and finding clients.
This workshop will help the current and prospective library consultant create a business that is sustainable and most of all useful to the profession.This Institute will appeal to librarians from all realms: School, Public, Academic, and Special, with varying degrees of experience. From retired directors to active librarians in every job capacity from Technical to Public Services. Anyone currently in and thinking about the consulting profession.
• New consultants
• Working librarians approaching retirement
• Consultants that want to revitalize their consulting career
• Independent librarians
Sponsored by the Association of the Library Consultants Interest Group of the Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) Divison.
Meeting Type: Preconference/Institute
Content Area: Career Development
Interests: Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Budget Planning and Finance, Career Advice, Digitial Libraries, Digitization, Equity of Access, Ethics, Facilitation, Guidelines and Standards, Independent Librarians, Leadership, Librarianship, Marketing, Mentoring, Networking, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Personnel and Staffing, Professional Development, Public Programs, Public Relations, Public Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Social Change, Social Media & Networks, Strategic Planning, Support Staff, Training, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Library Type: Consortium, Corporate, Nonprofit, Other, Prison Library, Public, Regional System, Retired, Special, State Library
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration.