Answer Maven

Strategy. Intelligence. Answers.

Maximizing Return on Investment from your Organization's Information Center Operations.



Creating a roadmap to achieve the highest value from your organization’s information assets.


Assessing current resources against desired future achievements to make the most intelligent use of your current and potential new information assets.


Empowering you to mine your information investments – people and technologies – for the answers you need.

Who is Answer Maven?

Farm raised country girl. Information professional. Thought Leader. As comfortable in the middle of nowhere as on the streets of D.C. and Chicago.

Providing Answers on the go!

Information anxiety is the black hole between data and knowledge, and it happens when information doesn’t tell us what we want or need to know.

— Richard Saul Wurman

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.

— T. S. Eliot

We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [Information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is.

— John Naisbitt


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