Free Consulting Available at ALA Chicago

If you are going to ALA in Chicago, you might want to take advantage of free consulting from one of the 15-20 consultants that will be providing free consulting sessions during the Consultants Give Back session.  

Find the consultant who can help you at /.  If you find someone with the right skills for your project, contact them and make an appointment ahead of time. There are some drop-in options but most of the consultants require appointments.

Consultants Give Back at ALA, June 24, 1:30-5:30

I am one of several consultants participating in the free consulting sessions being provided as part of the Consultants Give Back programs delivered at the major conferences.  The date for CGB at ALA Anaheim is Sunday, June 24th from 1:30-5:30 at the Conference Center, Room 203B. 

I had hoped that our co-sponsors (ASCLA and PLA) would provide a handy webpagethat listed the consultants participating but evidently simple webpages are hard to come by!  Instead, there is a downloadable PDF (grrrr) circulating (somewhere) as a press release.  Good luck finding it!

So, for your convenience, I offer the following list. Please contact the consultant directly if you'd like to make an appointment at the Conference.   

Lori Bowen Ayre, The Galecia Group

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Consultants Give Back at ALA Anaheim: Free Consulting!

I've been participating in the Consultants Give Back (CGB) program at ALA and PLA since we started doing it a couple of years ago. The concept is to provide a short, free consulting session for libraries that might not otherwise afford a consultant.  Or to answer some easy questions without having to get into a consulting contract.  Or maybe you want to meet a consultant to see if they're someone you'd like to hire down the line.  It's a win-win for everyone!