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Mary Ellen Bates

Bates Information Services, Inc.

Picture of Mary Ellen BatesMary Ellen is the owner of Bates Information Services, ( providing strategic business research and analysis to business professionals, and consulting services to the information industry. She also offers strategic business coaching for entrepreneurs (

She is a prolific writer and speaker, having keynoted at conferences around the world, and has written seven books and innumerable articles on the information industry. Her latest book is The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love. She is a regular columnist for Online Searcher and contributing editor for Information Advisor. She received her MLS from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked in special libraries for over a decade before starting her own company in 1991.

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