For immediate release | March 21, 2024

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

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 28, 2024, 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 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. This preconference 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 28, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Martha Kyrillidou, Principal, QualityMetrics LLC
Carolyn F. Norman, Consultant, Norman and Associates
Christine Peterson, Consultant, Christine Peterson Consulting


Core Member: $219.00 advance | $269.00 standard
ALA Member: $269.00 advance | $319.00 standard
Non-member: $319.00 advance | $369.00 standard
Other Member: $269.00 advance | $319.00 standard

View the complete schedule of the 2024 Core Annual preconferences, programs, and events.

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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, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Tom Ferren

Deputy Executive Director of Learning and Events

American Library Association

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures