I'm Margot Note & I'm passionate about information. 

Margot Note | Fully qualified consultant in archives and library management with over 17 years experience

As a consultant, I help individuals and organizations harness their history. 

To provide clarity to complex information-based problems, I offer the reference assistance of a librarian, the organizing expertise of an archivist & the intellectual curiosity of a historian.

I facilitate the understanding of the importance of historical collections, suggesting ways to manage & use them to tell stories to connect with people.

With each project, I keep the client’s needs in mind & provide practical & sustainable solutions

  • Margot’s most striking qualities are energy, creative intelligence, and versatility. She’s an astute reader, an indefatigable researcher, and a fluent writer who’s as articulate in person as she is on paper.

  • Guaranteed to offer a smart and clear-headed approach, Margot always gets the job done with efficiency and intelligence, and in a way that usually makes it seem easier than it surely is.

  • Called "the consummate project manager" by Library Resources & Technical Services, the official journal of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.

I’ve worked on projects with Artstor, Docomomo US, Dalton State College, Elsevier, Google, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Rizzoli, Sarah Lawrence College, Scala, Smarthistory, UNESCO, World Savvy, and private individuals.

  • My clients work with the principal: me. You always have access to the person who can make decisions & take actions immediately.

  • As a sole proprietor, my overhead is low, which is reflected in my fees.

  • Many people consult on the side. I am a full-time consultant and can devote all of my attention to your project. 

  • I am located in New York City. I can easily work remotely or on site anywhere in the United States or around the world. 

  • I can sign non-disclosure, non-compete & other documents readily. Your confidentiality is safeguarded. 

  •  My approaches are tailored to your needs. Each client is unique & their problems merit distinct interventions.

  • I am a solo entrepreneur. I don’t use junior partners or interns. If I must subcontract, I will hire a seasoned professional, like myself.

  • I only take a few clients at a time, so my attention is undiluted. There are no conflicting priorities from dozens of other clients.

  • I need you as much as you need me. Our partnership is a collaborative, win/win effort.

  • 17+ years of experience in cultural heritage in national & international sectors

  • Certified Archivist

  • Certified Records Manager

  • Archives Leadership Institute Cohort, 2016

  • Post-Master’s, Archives & Records Management, Drexel University, 2010

  • Master's in Library & Information Science, Drexel University, 2007

  • Master of Arts, History, Sarah Lawrence College, 2004

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