Meet with a Consultant for Free at the ALA Annual Conference
Elizabeth Markel | June 07, 2011
Editor’s note: If you’re attending the ALA Annual Conference, here’s a great way to get advice on marketing your programs as well as to discuss other library-related issues.
The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference—an opportunity for libraries to receive free, thirty-minute consultation sessions from professional library consultants.
This event is in its second year and features consultants with expertise in a wide variety of topics, such as RFID, marketing and communications, executive searches, buildings and facilities, strategic planning and library trends, among many others. Appointments will be available 1:30–5:30 p.m., Sunday, June 26, in the Magnolia room at the Hilton Riverside, Two Poydras Street, New Orleans. Many consultants are also available by appointment at other times and locations throughout the conference. Those interested in booking a session should contact the consultant of their choice no later than Monday, June 20. To view a list of participating consultants, visit the Independent Consultants’ Exchange Section (ILEX) of the ASCLA website. This list will be updated leading up to the conference.
Elizabeth Markel is Marketing Specialist for the Reference and User Services Association and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, both divisions of the American Library Association.