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, Elsevier, Google, National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Rizzoli, Sarah Lawrence College, Scala, Smarthistory, UNESCO & World Savvy, among others.

  • 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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