ABOUT OUR TEAM

Library Consulting Network (LCN) is a library industry consulting firm led by experienced librarians and associated industry professionals serving and supporting the library and information community with a wide skill set and consulting experience. With many years in academic libraries in the US and the UK, LCN consultants have worked closely with publisher, vendor, and library partners to develop best practices in information management and discovery. LCN is committed to finding solutions for our clients from evaluating workflows for ever-changing acquisitions and business models, analyzing collections and use data, developing staff skills, finding efficiencies, and envisioning future library operations.

Our Primary/Key Areas of Expertise

  • Content licensing and acquisition workflows
  • E-Resources management
  • Usage data analysis
  • Discovery system implementation and assessment
  • Business model evaluation
  • Library budget trends
  • Open access trends
  • Metadata creation and management

WHO WE ARE

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Principal Consultant

Jill Emery is the Collection Development & Management Librarian at Portland State University Library and has 20 years of academic library experience. She has held leadership positions in ALA ALCTS, ER&L, and NASIG. In 2015, she was appointed as the ALA-NISO representative to vote on NISO/ISO standards on behalf of the American Library Association. She also serves on the Project COUNTER Executive Committee. Jill serves as a member of The Charleston Advisor editorial board and is the columnist of “Heard on the Net,” and is on the editorial boards for Insights: the UKSG journal and the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. In 2016, she will become a co-editor of the open access journal: Collaborative Librarianship. Jill is the 2015 recipient of the Kenneth W. and Elsie W. Butler Award for Library Faculty Service at Portland State University.

Working with Graham Stone, Information Resource Manager, University of Huddersfield,  Jill has co-created two blog/wikis: TERMS: Techniques for Electronic Resource Management and OAWAL: Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians.  For this work, both Jill and Graham received the 2015 Ingram Coutts Award for Innovation in Electronic Resource Management. Jill is also co-editor of the OA journal Collaborative Librarianship.


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Principal Consultant

Michael Levine-Clark is the Dean of the University of Denver
Libraries. With colleagues from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, he founded the open access journal Collaborative Librarianship, and serves as co-editor. He is also co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences 4th ed, and serves on editorial boards of several journals. He is the recipient of the 2015 Harrasowitz Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. An active member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), he has served most recently as chair of the Collection Management Section. As co-chair of the NISO Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs Working Group, he was one of the lead authors of the recommended practices document. He serves on a variety of national and international publisher and vendor library advisory boards. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and implications of discovery tool implementation. Michael Levine-Clark is a Principal Consultant at Library Consulting Network.


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Principal Consultant

Graham is Senior Research Manager at Jisc Collections.Graham has been involved with a number of Jisc projects including Huddersfield Open Access Publishing and the OA best practice pathfinder project.He is co-author of OAWAL (Open Access Workflows for Academic Librarians) and TERMS (Techniques in E-Resources Management) with Jill Emery of Portland State University and is undertaking a doctorate at Huddersfield investigating the viability of the University Press as an OA publisher. Prior to his work at Jisc, Graham was Information Resources Manager at the University of Huddersfield UK where he managed the library’s information resources budget, including acquisitions, subscriptions and APC payments. He also managed the University Repository and University Press.


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Principal Consultant

Bonnie Tijerina is a librarian, entrepreneur and library community convener. She is currently a Researcher at the Data & Society Institute in New York City where she works on library-related research and projects. She is founder of ER&L (Electronic Resources & Libraries) conference and organization and Designing for Digital, a user experience and design conference for libraries. Bonnie edited the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship and serves as an advisor on the boards of University of Wisconsin Madison School of Library & Information Studies, The New York Metropolitan Libraries Council, and Library Pipeline. Bonnie worked in academic libraries for over ten years, most recently at Harvard University as Head of E-Resources and Serials.