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Win a consultation with a library rock star

I just found this via “The ‘M’ Word – Marketing Libraries” Blog:

Consultants Giving Back … To You
Co-sponsored by the Independent Librarians’ Exchange (ILEX) section of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Public Library Association (PLA), divisions of the American Library Association.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with renowned library consultants from across the country for a free 30-minute consultation on a variety of topics of concern to your library.
The following consultants will be holding free consultation sessions at the ALA 2011 Annual Conference conference on Sunday, June 26th from 1:30pm to 5:30pm in the Magnolia room at the Hilton Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans.

Information about each consultant including area of expertise, availability, and contact information is included below. To schedule your free consultation with any of the consultants listed please contact them directly using the contact information below before Monday, June 20.
If you have any questions about the Consultation Sessions please contact Paula Singer at (410) 561-7561, pmsinger@singergrp.com or Nancy Bolt at nancybolt@earthlink.net.

Lori Bowen Ayre
The Galecia Group
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Email: loriayre@gmail.com
Website: www.galecia.com
Areas of Expertise: Open Source and ILS software; materials handling and self service automation/technology; and RFID.
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Peggy Barber Library Communication Strategies, Inc.
Availability: Sunday, 26th 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Email: barberpeg@aol.com
Website: www.librarycomm.com
Areas of Expertise: Consulting services in marketing and communication for libraries.

Dan and Jobeth Bradbury
Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm; and by appointment
Email: danbradbury@gossagesager.com and jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com
Website: www.gossagesager.com
Areas of Expertise: Library executive search firm. Can meet with trustees to talk about the search process and with library staff interested in feedback on resumes/cover letters/interview suggestions, etc.

Nancy Bolt
Nancy Bolt and Associates
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: nancybolt@earthlink.net
Phone: 303-642-0338
Website: www.NancyBoltAssociates.com
Areas of Expertise: Project planning; project development; project evaluation; needs assessment; facilitation; strategic planning; and focus groups.

Yolanda Cuesta
Cuesta Multicultural Consulting
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: yjcuesta@mindspring.com
Areas of Expertise: Serving and Marketing to Diverse Communities – how to identify needs, develop service plans; review of marketing.

Kimberly Bolan Cullin
Providence Associates LLC Availability:
Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm (½ hour or 1 hour blocks)
Email: kim@libraryexperience.com Phone: 585-739-7003
Blog: indielibrarian.blogspot.com
Website: www.libraryexperience.com
Areas of Expertise: Building and facilities consultation, whether re-envisioning existing facilities or planning a new building; rethinking and rearranging space to be more , effective, efficient and customer-friendly; creating and engaging children’s and teen area; hiring and working with architects; suggestions related to the overall planning process, etc. Feel free to bring floor plans for specific input.

Susan Epstein
Susan Baerg Epstein, Ltd
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30-5:30, or by arrangement
Email: sbepstein@aol.com Phone: 714-754-1559; 503-706-5781 Areas of Expertise: Technical services; process improvement; and technology optimization

Donna Fletcher
Donna E. Fletcher Consulting, Inc. / Library Survey Consultants
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30-5:30, or by arrangement
Email: defconsult@att.net
Website: www.librarysurveys.org
Areas of Expertise: Surveys, focus groups, strategic planning, marketing strategy and plans, communication audits

Laura Francisco
The Singer Group, Inc.
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: lfrancisco@singergrp.com
Phone: 301-363-8619
Website: www.singergrp.com
Areas of Expertise: Compensation and classification; performance management including pay for performance; human resources management and organization development including retention, climate and engagement surveys.

Cheryl Gould
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm (can do 1 hour blocks)
Email: cheryl.gould@gmail.com
Phone: 707-217-8202
Website: www.fullyengagedlibraries.com
Areas of Expertise: Building change resilient staff, technological competency improvement, customer service, facilitation and training, bringing improvisation into the workplace.

Ruth Metz
Ruth Metz Associates
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: ruthmetz@spiretech.com
Website: www.librarycoach.com
Areas of Expertise: Change for your library and library stakeholders – managing, developing, and coaching.

George Needham and Joan Frye Williams
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: hello@georgeandjoan.com
Phone: 614-783-7973
Website: www.georgeandjoan.com
Area of Expertise: Library trends and futures; strategic planning/ reality check; building middle management capacity; new service models; sustainable operations.

Sandra Nelson
Sandra Nelson Consulting Services
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: sandra-nelson@comcast.net
Phone: 615-227-7402
Website: www.sandranelson.com
Areas of Expertise: Planning, implementing changes, staff development.

Paula M. Singer, PhD
The Singer Group, Inc.
Availability: Sunday, 26th 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: pmsinger@singergrp.com
Phone: 410-561-7561
Website: www.singergrp.com
Areas of Expertise: Succession planning and leadership development; coaching; human resources and leadership development; organization development including retention, climate and engagement surveys; strategic planning and implementation; compensation and classification; performance management including pay for performance; Board of Trustees education and development.

Bob Smith Robert Smith & Associates
Availability: Sunday, 26th 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Email: Smith@apk.net
Areas of Expertise: Facility space needs assessment; outreach and bookmobile services; library building programs; workflow analysis.

Dick Waters
Godfrey’s Associates
Availability: Sunday, 26th 3:30pm – 5:30pm (½ hour; if review of plans, then 1 hour) Email: rlwaters@GodfreysAssociates.com
Phone: 401-556-2398
Cell: 401-352-0226
Website: www.GodfreysAssociates.com
Areas of Expertise: Space planning, selecting architects, reviewing architectural plans, cost estimating.

Bill Wilson
Himmel & Wilson
Availability: Sunday, 26th 2:00pm – 5:30pm (can do 1 hour blocks)
Email: wilson@libraryconsultant.com
Phone: 608-868-1133
Cell: 608-718-0571
Website: www.libraryconsultant.com
Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, facilities planning and service evaluation.

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