For immediate release | March 8, 2023

Core ALA Preconference: Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 23, 2023, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the full-day preconference "Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant" during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, IL. This pre-conference explores building a successful library consulting business. Topics include the required personal attributes, establishing the business, areas of consulting, the importance of understanding a client’s motivation, dealing with project scope creep, and the methodologies typically employed in consulting work. The workshop covers contract deliverables, including incorporating client feedback and presenting results. Interactive activities are included in each part of the workshop, providing plenty of opportunities for discussion. At the end of this preconference, participants will understand the legal options for a consulting business, and the necessary insurance requirements.

Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant

Friday, June 23, 2023, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Planning Chair

Claire Dygert, Principal, CDygert Solutions, LLC

Registration

Core Member: $219.00 early | $219.00 advance | $269.00 onsite

ALA Member: $269.00 early | $269.00 advance | $319.00 onsite

Non-member: $319.00 early | $319.00 advance | $369.00 onsite

Other Member: $269.00 early | $269.00 advance | $319.00 onsite

View the complete schedule of the 2023 Core Annual preconferences, programs, and events.

For questions or comments related to Core continuing education events, please contact Core CE staff at corece@ala.org.

About Core

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is the national association that advances the profession of librarians and information providers in central roles of leadership and management, collections and technical services, and technology. Our mission is to cultivate and amplify the collective expertise of library workers in core functions through community building, advocacy and learning. Core is a division of the American Library Association. Follow us on our Blog, Twitter or Instagram.

Contact:

Tom Ferren

Interim Deputy Director of Leadership and Learning

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

tferren@ala.org