About Us

Since 1992, Dysart & Jones has given clients expert consultation in strategic and business planning, and problem-solving. Your organization is looking forward; we help you make sense of what you see.

Our job is to help you make sure your organization is equipped to use what you know to your fullest advantage. We foster integral partnerships with our clients: there are strategies that work, but there is no formula. Let’s work together to turn a sea of decisions into navigable terrain towards a future you prefer.

Email us at jane (at) or rebecca (at)

Jane I. Dysart, Senior Partner

Prior to founding Dysart & Jones in 1992, Jane spent seventeen years as Manager, Information Resources, Royal Bank of Canada. Since then she has created and developed programs (content and speakers) for over 50 major conference events in Canada, the US and the UK.  She is currently the program director for Internet Librarian , KMWorld , and Computers in Libraries.  With her business partner, Rebecca Jones, and associates, Jane has created and participated in hundreds of one or two day learning and leadership events for many different associations, universities, companies, libraries, and other organizations.  Jane is a Past-President of the Special Libraries Association and recipient of that organization’s John Cotton Dana Award. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Library and Information Science (now the iSchool), has served on their advisory council, taught many workshops and courses, and is the recipient of their Alumni Jubilee Award. She is currently a member of the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science Advisory Council and a member of the IFLA’s Knowledge Management Standing Committee.

Contact her at jane (at)

Rebecca  Jones, Partner

Rebecca focuses on facilitating clients’ planning processes, problem-solving, organizational design, and project management.  Her reputation for designing consultative, participatory sessions that result in workable solutions has been demonstrated in a wide variety of organizations in the information, non-profit, construction and legal sectors. During the past 30 years she has led and facilitated more than 100 cross-functional completed planning and organizational design projects with myriad organizations — from the smallest volunteer non-profits to the largest research university libraries. Projects have included Queen’s University Library, Whitby Public Library, Richmond Hill Public Library, Case Western Reserve University Library, River Campus Libraries @ University of Rochester, Niagara Falls Public Library, Nazareth College Library, Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and many others.

She teaches professional development courses for many groups including the Southern Ontario Library Services’  Advancing Public Library Leadership (APLL) Institute, and is a program lead of BC InterLINK’s Library Leadership Excellence And Development (LLEAD) Institute. One of her passions is to maintain what she calls the “organizational edge” by working within organizations to fully understand what happens when the consultant leaves. She was honoured to be Director, Branch and Neighbourhood Services at Brampton Library (2015-2018) and Director, Professional Learning Centre at the Faculty of Information (2004 – 2008)  She holds an MLS, is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, a recipient of their Leadership Award, and in 2015 received Ontario’s Public Librarian of the Year Award and Canada’s Award for Outstanding Service to Librarianship .

Contact her at rebecca (at)