For the past nine years I have been the Answer Maven, an independent information consultant. Today marks the end of that era. On Monday, I will begin a new career chapter. It is the right time for this change and I welcome the next chapter.

I can’t begin to explain all that I have learned in the past nine years or to say thank you to all the people who supported me throughout that era. As I look back, I am so thankful to have worked on amazing projects, meeting incredibly smart people who shared their knowledge with me and challenged me to expand my own.

A few accomplishments from the past nine years stand out.

  1. I wrote three industry studies on corporate libraries.
  2. I worked on two law library studies that defined a new era.
  3. I contributed to two studies on next-generation information strategies.
  4. I oversaw the processing of an entire library collection including creating a digitization plan.
  5. I used Social Media Marketing in the early days to promote my clients.

The list could go on. What I realize from listing these projects out is that each one prepared me for the next step.

While I am sad to shutter the active consulting work of Answer Maven, I am excited to embrace the next learning experience.

I will keep this blog active for the occasional posts that let me continue sharing my thoughts and insights about the information industry. Things are changing and always will, I want to be a part of it all.

Constance Ard
July 14, 2017