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