Experienced Consulting

Experienced Consulting in International Education and in Library Dynamics

About Us

Our Experience

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Michael Smithee provides an expert response to your international education concerns.  He will collaborate with you to provide customized consulting to aid your institution or organization in building capacity for internationalization.  Outcomes can include reports, seminars, workshops, events, activities,  publications, and other recommendations as needed.  The review, analysis, and recommendations for change will include all organization or campus populations:  administrative, faculty, staff, and students. 


LIBRARY DYNAMICS

Jeannette Smithee provides expert consulting for library organizations and non-profits. She uses a collaborative approach develop customized plans and strategies for innovation and change, organizational effectiveness, project and grant management, and leadership development. She has over 40 years of executive experience in libraries and library systems in New York State and in Florida. 

Our Approach

Our services are focused on Higher Education and on Library Dynamics. We will use up to date assessment, analytical, and research tools to understand and meet your institutional, organizational, and program needs and goals. We will collaborate with you to customize a plan, comprehensive or focused, that will identify opportunities and strategies to improve your organization's circumstances and user experience.

Why Us?

Experience in education and library services is a key factor in helping you resolve your organizational concerns. We strive to give you as a client the time and guidance you deserve.  Whether you are seeking development of  strategic goals, putting those goals into practice, seeking alliance with the right partner,  or searching for a special skill set, contact us today. Together we will create and refine a plan for your success. We didn’t reach our goals alone. And neither will you. 


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EXPERTISE


SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

  • Assessing capacity for institutional internationalization
  • Providing guidance and training on internationalizing the curriculum.
  • Publishing results of faculty curriculum internationalization.
  • Providing intercultural programs,  workshops, and training for administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Developing  ways to continually recognize excellence in international education.
  • Editing the journal, International Research and Review.

CONSULTING IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

  • EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:  Albany State University, Major on-line for-profit university on the topic of internationalizing an on-line university, Barry University, DePaul University, Hokkaido University-Japan,  Medaille College, North Central College, Rollins College, St. Thomas University, Stetson University, Syracuse University, Tottori University-Japan, University of Arkansas.
  • ORGANIZATIONS:  Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes, Ankara, Turkey; ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates), The American Councils for International Education. 
  • INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
  • Hokkaido University: Discussions with faculty, staff, and students of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan on the nature of internationalization.

PROGRAMS and WORKSHOPS DELIVERED

  • Internationalization of the curriculum.
  • What is an international educator.
  • How to publish in international education. 
  • Using research to advance internationalization goals. 
  • Institutional decisions on internationalization.
  • Internationalization concepts and realities. 
  • Identifying and applying intercultural competence. 
  • Diversity awareness. Intercultural communication and training.

A SELECTED SET OF PUBLICATIONS

MOST RECENT PRESENTATION

  •  Curriculum Internationalization at an Historically Black College and University (HBCU): Faculty Development and Perspectives, at the  Annual Conference of NAFSA:  Association of International Educators. 


Details and Curriculum Vitae are available upon request.


About Jeannette

EXPERTISE

  

SUPPORTING LIBRARY DYNAMICS

  • EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT : President of Non-Profit Executive Board (led organizational merger), Director of Non-Profit Membership Organizations (Collaborative approach to planning services equitable for large and small libraries; Led organizational governance and fiscal change); Emphasis on continuing education for  library skills, customer service, leadership, and adoption of technologies.
  • GRANTS MANAGEMENT: Experienced in all phases of the grant cycle, with an emphasis on grants for projects involving multiple participating libraries
    • Development (review and critique applications prior to submission)
    • Implementation (monitor activities, timelines, budgets, and public awareness)
    • Reporting (evaluation, summary and recommendations) 
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Experienced in all phases of project management to foster innovation to improve services. A few examples:
    • Leadership Development Programs using several models and formats for enhancing leadership skills 
    • “Building Capacity” consultancies 
    • Preservation, Disaster Preparedness, Conservation, and Digitization planning and training projects

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "More Libraries, More Opportunities for Customer Service Training" in Stellar Customer Service : Training Library Staff to Exceed Expectations. (2016)
  • "Southeast Florida Information Network (SEFLIN) Case Study" in Library Consortia: Models for Collaboration and Sustainability.  (2015)
  • "Vitality of Florida Library Staff Posted in 140 Characters" in Florida Libraries 54:2
  • "Developing Leadership in a Multitype Library Consortium: Ten Years of SEFLIN Sun Seekers" in Resource Sharing & Information Networks, 20:1-2 

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • Mentor Orientation – Palm Beach County Library System. (2014)
    Mentoring Toolkit and an interactive half day orientation session 

 Details and Resume are available upon request.