The International Information Consultant: A Primer on Avoiding Potholes, Perils, and Pitfalls

42 International Journal of Legal Information 220 (Summer 2014)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-12

22 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016 Last revised: 4 Apr 2016

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Catherine A. Lemmer

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: February 24, 2016

Abstract

Consultants are retained to assist libraries in identifying, designing, and implementing solutions to a wide variety of strategic, management, operational, and human resources issues. The goal of the library-consultant relationship is to improve the operations of the organization. Although often unrecognized as such, law librarians are natural consultants. Librarians are problem solvers, and as such develop and use many of the same skills as consultants in their everyday roles in the law library.

For those versatile librarians skilled in change management and interested in pursuing these challenging professional opportunities, this article discusses best practices for library consultants and provides advice on how to avoid pitfalls in the context of an international case study.

Keywords: library consultants

Suggested Citation

Lemmer, Catherine A., The International Information Consultant: A Primer on Avoiding Potholes, Perils, and Pitfalls (February 24, 2016). 42 International Journal of Legal Information 220 (Summer 2014); Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-12. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2737505

Catherine A. Lemmer (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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