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"Bringing the information to the people" has always been my motivation and guiding principle. As an undergrad, I studied journalism. In grad school, I took that further with an MS in Library & Information Science.


I was drawn to Information Science, after having lived in Finland for a year, before completing my BA. Learning Finnish, such a uniquely different language than English or Spanish, prompted me to question the role of language in the definition of thought. I began to ponder whether thought-- and information -- could exist, without words or language.

A professor at my undergraduate school, Hampshire College, suggested that I could explore this question via a graduate degree in Information Science. I applied and was accepted into the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science, in Boston MA.

The entire curriculum at Simmons was focused on understanding Users, their Information Seeking Behaviors, and best practices for the design of information repositories (both physical and digital), to enable a productive User Experience.

At the time, I also had an objective to develop practical knowledge that could be applied to a professional career. Accordingly, I focused on a curriculum that prepared me for the management of corporate "special" libraries. And also, I explored my question about language and thought, by completing a curriculum in Information Management, the design of Indexing language and Taxonomies, methods and theory of Classification, Systems Analysis, and Database Design.

In the decades since completing my MSc. Information Science degree, two trends have occurred:

1. Libraries in corporations and other "special" settings have often been reduced in size and staffing, or eliminated altogether.
2. The entire field of User Experience Design (UX) has developed; by now, it has significant maturity, methods, processes and procedures. A significant underpinning of UX is Information Architecture, which relies upon the Information Science domain that I studied while at Simmons.

Recently, I gave my knowledge of Information Architecture an updated "lens," by completing a 12-week User Experience Design Immersion program at General Assembly in San Francisco. The program provided me with UX knowledge and context, for the solid base in Information Architecture that I already have.

After returning from the UX program, I founded a boutique consulting firm, Information Design & Management Solutions, LLC, and became a lead consultant at Taxonomy Strategies, working directly with its founder, Joseph Busch.


I focus on designing and implementing effective information platforms that empower individuals and organizations, with access to the right information at the right time.

I am passionate about leveraging my expertise to contribute to future projects and make a meaningful impact in the field of information design. I offer a comprehensive understanding of information science and a focus on the user experience, emphasizing solutions that create exceptional customer experiences and drive customer and employee success.

-Laurinda Alcorn


"Laurinda is a true professional with her customers' best interests at heart. She is a great team player, always willing to dive into complex tasks. She has an innate sense of data organization, with the ability to pull things together in a useful, cohesive manner to help teams better collate and understand it."

"Laurinda has a strong systems oriented technical background and she understood all technical aspects of our migration efforts and how to leverage and utilize the features and capabilities end to end. What I valued about Laurinda was her attention to detail and the desire to always service the customer and do the right thing based on that customer advocacy. She worked well with all her colleagues and it was a true pleasure to work with and someone that I would enjoy having as a business partner and colleague again in the future."

"Laurinda was an excellent team leader and partner. She was always up to date on information trends both internal to IBM and external in industry. She was helpful, and always available for questions or when I needed assistance. She has a passion for understanding and will set an example for a team with her leadership. I admire Laurinda."


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