Business Backgrounding: Conducting Effective Due Diligence – May 14th

The OLA Special Libraries Committee invites you to:

Business Backgrounding: Sources and Strategies for Conducting Effective Due Diligence

Life is full of risk, but a business decision or agreement doesn’t have to be. How can information professionals help their organizations reduce financial and reputational risk and make smarter decisions? Using credible sources and expert techniques, they can undertake thorough background research to identify potential red flags when:

  • Accepting a new client or vendor,
  • Undertaking a merger or acquisition,
  • Vetting an expert witness,
  • Investigating a new source of funding, or
  • Making any agreement with an unknown entity

The OLA Special Libraries Committee invites you to an evening with Marjan Farahbaksh, Principal at FSO Research & Information, to learn about resources, strategies, and best practices for conducting effective background and due diligence research. The session will cover sources of financial, corporate, legal, professional, and reputational information, as well as tips on addressing common challenges, analyzing the information found, and presenting your research to your clients. 

Marjan is an independent information professional specializing in business intelligence and background and due diligence research, helping clients minimize decision-making risk and gain an edge. She is a former news librarian and financial services researcher, and a graduate of the University of Toronto iSchool.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time:
5:30 p.m. registration & refreshments
6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. – presentation
Location: Lillian H. Smith Public Library, Auditorium (lower level)
Cost:
$15.00 – OLA Member
$20.00 – Non-members
$10.00 – Students/Unwaged/Retired

Registration: Please register for this event on the OLA website.
Note: Non-members also register via the OLA website, simply follow the instructions to create a free Guest account

Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 10, 2015

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