Submitted by Carol Desch

The ASCLA Library Consultant Interest Group (LCIG – formerly ILEX) is starting off 2012 with a bang! Upcoming 2012 Library Consultant Interest Group activities will include:

  • An open forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas to discuss a draft Library Consultants Code of Ethics on Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dallas Convention Center, Room D224.  Nancy Bolt, of Nancy Bolt and Associates will moderate the open forum.  Visit  to see the draft Code of Ethics.
  • Two exciting 2012 ALA annual conference programs in Anaheim:
    • Essential Facilitation: Practical Tools for Guiding Groups” with Interaction Associates, Inc.
    • Consultants Give Back” where consultants can contribute an hour of free consulting to librarians seeking advice or seek consulting help from the consultants who volunteer their time.

The ASCLA Library Consultant Interest Group invites independent librarians, library consultants, state library consultants of all types, regional library consultants and any librarians or library staff who help others learn and solve problems to join. Join the group by visiting the ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group ALA Connect page and clicking on the “Join” button. ALA login is required in order to access the interest group page.

The Library Consultant Interest Group replaces the former Independent Librarians Exchange (ILEX) special interest section of ASCLA. Membership is open to all ALA members; ASCLA membership is required for those interested in leadership positions within the group. The group supports professional development by providing programs, information exchange and networking opportunities of interest to independent librarians, library consultants and others who want to push the boundaries of librarianship.

Questions? Contact the ASCLA Library Consultant Interest Group Chairperson Carol Ann Desch at .