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The founder of Answer Maven is an experienced presenter of conference sessions, workshops, and strategic planning retreats. Popular topics include: data analytics, e-discovery best practices, and best practices for demonstrating the value of corporate libraries; many others are available.


Constance Ard is a recognized thought leader in creating and communicating value through best practices in corporate libraries and information centers. She is the author of three books published by Ark Group including  Corporate Libraries: Basic Principles in a Changing Landscape (2014). She currently serves as co-editor of Pinhawk Librarian News Digest.
Upcoming Events

For details about availability, contact me.

Past Events

March 29, 2019Library Leadership Podcast: How Do We Express Our Worth: Solving the Value Dilemma with Constance Ard

July 16, 2018 – Oh No, Not This Renewal Again: Using Electronic Resource Management to Take Control of Your Acquisitions. AALL 2018 Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

April 13, 2016- ALA LLAMA Webinar: The Value Dilemma: Key Components Used to Express Worth to Leadership.

November 16, 2015 — “The Value Dilemma: Using Data and Metrics to Demonstrate Leadership and Express Worth”. Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

November 17, 2015 — “The Value Dilemma: Key Components Used to Express Worth to Leadership”. Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference

July 19, 2015 — “Economic Value of Law Libraries – Raising Awareness, Raising Value” Co-Presenting with Bob Oaks, Latham and Watkins, Mary Jenkins, Hamilton County Law Library, and Michael J. Robak, University of Missouri Kansas City. AALL Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

2014 Events

July 2014 — AALL Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

September 17-19, 2014 — “Basic Skills, Value and the Evolving Role of the Information Professional in Library Services”  Kentucky Library Association Fall 2014 Conference, Louisville KY

September 24, 2014 — My Business, My Data Workshop, Women’s Small Business Summit, Presented by Women’s Business Center of Kentucky Campbellsville, KY

November 7, 2014 — Kentucky SLA Fall 2014 Program, Louisville, KY

Events prior to 2014

January 12, 2010 — The Seed 2020 Small Business Marketing. Louisville KY

Jun 13-16, 2010 — SLA 2010.  In my role as Legal Division Chair, I will be all over the place.  Most significantly the Sunday Board Meeting and the Monday Morning Annual Business Meeting.  Hope to see you in NOLA.

February 25, 2010 — The Seed 2020

March 11, 2010 — Kentucky Chapter SLA – Strategic Social Networking – A business case. Watch the presentation.

March 24, 2010 — The Seed 2020 – Overview of Social Media

March 26, 2010 — Fayette County Bar Association – Online Research Tools.  See a portion of the presentation.

March 2, 2011 — 21st Century Business Litigation Complete Discovery Solutions Seminar, Workshop, The Creative Workplace, Louisville KY

March 9, 2011 — Kentuckiana Rainbow Chamber of Commerce “Social Media: Setting Strategy for Successful Business Engagement”
Social Media is the hot new marketing outlet for businesses.  It can have great rewards but there are pitfalls that should be avoided.  Join us for a seminar that will provide an overview of the tools available and practical tips on selecting the right ones to help you meet your business goals and grow.

April 10th, 2011 — AIIP Annual Conference Vancouver WA.  Panel Discussion “Cha Cha  Cha Cha Changes”

May 26, 2011 — NBI CLE Program Louisville KY . “Find It Free & Fast: Internet Legal Research”

June 2011 — SLA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Capitalizing on Content, Spotlight Session.

August 18, 2011 — Rocky Mountain SLA 3rd Thursday Webinar “Value Plus: Getting and Receiving the Value of Information Professionals”

August 19, 2011 — Louisville KY SCORE – The Basics of Social Media.





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