The Owl Works engages with individuals and libraries to help build an effective, fulfilling, inclusive, connected, and sustainable future.
The Owl Works is a consultancy based in Jeff Kosokoff's (he/him) decades of experience in academic libraries and technology (Connecticut College, DePaul, Harvard, Simmons College, Ex Libris, The Fletcher School at Tufts, and Duke). He has been very active in library organizations, and has served on numerous committees and initiatives within the American Library Association, the Center for Research Libraries and NERL, HathiTrust, Triangle Research Library Network, the Partnership for Shared Book Collections, and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation.
For individuals in all varieties of careers in libraries and beyond, The Owl Works offers coaching and advising to help increase your effectiveness, engage your network, seek the work you want to be doing, and leverage your strengths while recognizing areas of needed development, networking, research, and learning.
For organizations and projects, The Owl Works brings Jeff's organizational and communication skills, leadership, and knowledge to projects and consultations including project and staff management, visioning and leadership, budgeting, and technology. The Owl Works can also help you plan for and manage individual and organizational change in strategic and tactical contexts.
The Owl Works brings a broad view of sustainability to every engagement and is a proud supporter of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative.
And those owls? They live around headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. The Owl Works supports wild bird conservation.
What can The Owl Works do for you? Common services range from one meeting to longer term and project-based engagements. Need something that does not quite fit into these categories? Custom packages are only a conversation away. The standard institutional rate for The Owl Works's services is $250/hour, with substantial discounts on a sliding scale available for most individuals paying out of pocket.
Contemplating what's next? Let's work together to consider next steps within the context of your needs, values and aspirations.
coaching and advising
Need an observant and insightful partner in your corner? Jeff is available for one-off, short-term, or ongoing conversations.
From framing the position through posting, designing an engaged process, screening candiates, and overall project management, Jeff can help you find and hire the right person for the job.
facilitation and planning
For individuals and groups large or small, engage the owl works to create and execute engaging and productive experiences.
"Jeff was a Strategic Project Consultant during a time of numerous leadership transitions. In a short amount of time, he was able to draw astute connections, provide me with insightful observations, and develop pathways for achieving intended outcomes. I am thankful and grateful for his help in identifying tangible steps forward."