Join us at the ALA Annual Conference for Great Advice on a Consulting Career

Lions Banner BlogCZqf3euXEAEJ4xASponsored by the Library Consultants Interest Group of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Topic: Freelance Success: Building a Business as A Library Trainer, Educator, Writer, Researcher, or Consultant
Pre-conference: Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: TBA – American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida
Registration: register now

Elephant Art BlogTo register for this event, you can include it with your initial registration or add it later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don’t have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing

ALA Member: $235; ASCLA Member: $169; Other Member (Retired, Student, Trustee, Non-Salaried, and Support Staff): $99; NonMember: $275.

Provide consulting, programs, services, and products to the library community or use your library-related skills in the larger market. Learn what it takes, from testing the market to negotiating with customers and build an enterprise for yourself.

A new wave of library professionals is looking for ways to stay involved in supporting library success. In addition, even as the economy recovers, libraries are relying on independent librarians to provide one-time, temporary, and part-time support to libraries, particularly small, rural, and financially strapped institutions.
Eagle Owl Blog ArtFinally, the dramatic changes libraries are experiencing mean library leaders and managers are going outside their existing staff to seek people with experience in a variety of skills, including change management, instructional design, user experience, technology planning, and collection management. This half-day workshop is ideal for anyone at any level of librarianship, especially those considering or in the midst of a career change.

Pat Wagner has been self-employed since 1977 and has been working as a consultant and trainer for innovators in libraries, universities, government, nonprofits, and the private sector since 1978. She has made every mistake in the book (and invented a few) so you don’t have to.

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Pat Wagner

About Pat Wagner

Pat Wagner has been a trainer, educator, and consultant for 40 years, having worked with clients in 48 states and Canada. She is a manager and producer at Pattern Research, Inc. Pat likes to find the essence in models of human behavior and organizational design and build effective and engaging formats for learning: face-to-face, in print, and online. She has been a poet, playwright, printer, publisher, and graphic designer, and loves books, gardens, and the arts.

One thought on “Join us at the ALA Annual Conference for Great Advice on a Consulting Career

  1. Hello, Pat! Wow, what a great presentation planned for ALA – “Freelance Success: Building a Business as A Library Trainer, Educator, Writer, Researcher, or Consultant.” Unfortunately, I won’t be there but hope there will be some way to either attend remotely or purchase the event online after the conference. Any possibility?
    Thank you,

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