Welcome Juanita Richardson

I’ve been away from the blog for too long.  I’ve always been amazed at how our colleagues write such powerful blog posts – daily (Stephen Abram!).  I admit it – I can’t do it. Projects and clients and family and faith have been my focus for the past few months.  I have so much to say! So, projects or no, it’s time to get back to contemplating and sharing the insights we get while on these projects.

Projects will be much more manageable with Juanita Richardson on board. YEAH! We’re delighted that Juanita has joined D&J as an associate.  I’m supposed to put her “official photo” in this blog post, but I like this pic with Jane much better — it shows Jane and Juanita as they are — full of life and fun!  You can see the “official” one in the About Us section.

Juanita Richardson joins D&J from Richardson Jalakas & Associates – an information strategy company she founded in 1998.  Juanita has experience on both sides of the information industry.  Most recently, she worked for many years as Business Development Consultant for CEDROM-SNi.  Prior to that, she was  Manager of Licensing, Product Strategy and Client Services with InfomartDialog.  Before “crossing the street” she was Manager of the Business Information Centre for Deloitte & Touche and held positions in the Research Departments of Wood Gundy and ScotiaMcLeod.  She is an instructor at Seneca College’s Library and Information Technician program.

Bilingual, with an MLS, MBA and vast experience in the information industry, Juanita’s projects range from implementing corporate knowledge initiatives to advising information service companies on content and marketing opportunities, to market analysis to inform strategic planning discussions.  She has served on the Board of Directors of SLA,is an active member of the Canadian Library Association, has spoken at various information industry conferences. and published in industry magazines.

Contact her at juanita (at)








1 comment to Welcome Juanita Richardson

  • […] Over the course of her career, Juanita Richardson has been involved in multiple aspects of managing human resources: conducting performance reviews and counselling as well as hiring (and firing). As the Manager of the Business Information Centre at Deloitte & Touche in Toronto, she was responsible for a staff of 10 that includied other librarians as well as para-professionals.  Then later as the Manager of Licensing, Product Development and Client Services for Infomart Dialog in Toronto, she managed a team that included not only information professionals but also subject specialists and information technologists.  She is currently an Associate at Dysart & Jones. […]

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