The International Information Consultant: A Primer on Avoiding Potholes, Perils, and Pitfalls
42 International Journal of Legal Information 220 (Summer 2014)
22 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2016 Last revised: 4 Apr 2016
Date Written: February 24, 2016
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
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