“Donna helped make my personal and business life easier through her workshops and consulting .”

- Alan Peters,
  General Manager,
  Portland Conference Center.

“D. L. Cohen Information Services provides ... employees with the information and tools they need to be knowledgeable and wise users of the \web.”

- Sam Brooks, CEO, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, Portland, Oregon

"I highly recommend Donna Cohen to any organization wishing to bring a technology catalyst into their professional development agenda. She played a vital role in helping our staff 'get going' in technology this year."

- Kirk Sherrill, Vernonia School District, Vernonia, Oregon

“...she has a way of imparting knowledge and passing on her excitement about the subject matter at the same time.”

- Marie Selleck, Reference Librarian, Beaverton, Oregon

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Research

D. L. Cohen Information Services has conducted in-depth research for, among others:

Sage Research
Tektronix, Inc.
Specialty Polymers, Inc.
Phil Goldsmith, Attorney at Law
Hewlett-Packard, Inc.
Nike, Inc.
KAPS Group
Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Inc.
State of Oregon, Department of Land Conservation and Development

Workshops and Presentations

Complete list of presentations

“Good presentation!”
“Very helpful!”
“clear presentation...progression of class was organized”
“I really appreciated the time spent comparing different sites...also enjoyed the process of brainstorming content elements of the webpage.”

Upcoming presentation at the Northwest Regional Special Libraries Association Conference, October 2006, Vancouver, BC: "Before you start - conducting an information needs assessment as a foundation for CM, website, intranet and other high-level projects".

Highlighted Workshops

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Teachers and administrators of the Vernonia School District expanded their Web skills and learned how to help their students use the Web more effectively at an inservice training day. It has been reported that computer use and effective Web search techniques have now increased district-wide.

“Those resources are fabulous for the kind of research the students are doing. …Thanks for the encouragement on using these computers for research. ”
- Ward Nelson, Vernonia High School Language Arts teacher

"Donna was very well organized and knowledgeable...[she]equipped us with information that could be used immediately by our teachers. I especially appreciated her information about the ...invisible web”
- Kirk Sherrill, Principal, Vernonia Elementary School, Vernonia, Oregon

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On three occassions D. L. Cohen Information Servicesspoke at the "Technology Corner" at OAME's [Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs] Coffee & Issues meetings. [See INFOSCOPE "Faster Than a Speeding Bobsled: Shortcuts to Web Resources".]

D. L. Cohen Information Services conducted four workshops for OAME: Beginning to Understand the Web, Finding Quality Information on the Web , Quality Business Resources on the Web and Website Development Basics.

“I gained new knowledge as well as an appreciation for the usefulness of a structured educational experience to learn to utilize the Web...learning includes a process to continue to develop skills on an independent basis.”
- Sam Brooks, CEO, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, Portland, Oregon

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The Meals on Wheels organization requested a workshop on Internet Strategies for a Biennial Regional Conference. The half-day workshop on Internet Strategies and Solutions was customized to incorporate topics of interest to MOW.

"We greatly appreciate the time and care you gave to your presentation. It was truly a positive experience and discussion carried over to our meals and off time." –
Joan Smith, Meals on Wheels, Region X Conference Coordinator

"This was a whole new perspective on the Internet for me."
"I had no idea there is so much information out there."

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TACS [Technical Assistance for Community Services] provides expertise to the nonprofit community. Seeing a need in the nonprofit sector for demystifying the Web development process, TACS contracted with D. L. Cohen Information Services to conduct a half-day workshop entitled Strategic Thinking About Your Website.

"Donna Cohen … has translated her gifts in information management into highly understandable workshops which help non-technical participants move into a higher tech world with enthusiasm and comfort." –
Kay Sohl, Executive Director, Technical Assistance for Community Services, Portland, Oregon

“she [the presenter] appeared extremely knowledgeable”
[presenter] “connects well with the audience”
[the presenter was] “flexible, knowledgeable”

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Partial list of other workshop and web training clients:

  • Hewlett-Packard Company [Custom-Finding Quality Information on the Web]
  • Portland Conference Center [Individualized Web search training]
  • World Affairs Council [Website Development; to visiting information professionals from Russia]

D. L. Cohen Information Services workshops.   

Beginning to Understand the Web
Finding Quality Information on the Web
Quality Small Business Resources on the Web
Website Development Basics

“It was a delight to listen to someone so knowledgeable about information resources.”– Joan Kauth, Pretty Good Programmers, Portland, Oregon

I believed I had a decent grasp on Internet skills and knowledge, but…one can always improve!  I learned so much in such a short amount of time.” – Laura Wright, Portland, Oregon

“This was great! My mind feels like it may explode with all this new information.”
“I knew quite a bit… but you gave me many new leads to check out...”


D. L. Cohen Information Services conducts customized workshops for your business or organization. Please call or email for further information.


Presentations and Workshops

2006 Special Libraries Association NW Regional Conference   Before You Start - Conducting an Information Needs Assessment as a Foundation for CM, Website, Intranet and Other High-Level Projects
2006 Oregon Library Association Conference   Key Government Business Resources on the Web
2004 Emporia State University - Graduate School of Library and Info. Science   Guest Speaker, Graduating Class Capstone Event
2003 Oregon Health Sciences Library Association   Guest Lecturer, Knowledge Management for Dummies
  University of Tenn. - Graduate School of Information Sciences   Guest Lecturer, IS520: Organization and Representation of Information
  Beaverton City Library   Business Resources on the Web
  Emporia State University - School of Library and Information Science   Guest Speaker, LI842: Indexing and Abstracting
2002 Oregon Library Association Conference   Business Resources on the Web
  American Association of Grant Professionals   Information is Power - Information Management
  Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs - Web Series   Beginning to Understand the Web; Finding Quality Information on the Web; Quality Business Resources on the Web; Website Development Basics
  Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs - Tech Corner Presentations]   Finding Quality Web Info; Business Information on the Web; Organizanizing Digital Information
2001 Meals-on-Wheels Biennial Conference   Web Searching Strategies
  World Affairs Council   Website Development Basics
  Vernonia School District   Web Wise Ways for Teachers and Students
  Oregon Educational Media Association Regional Conference   The Invisible Web
  Technical Assistance for Community Services   Strategic Thinking About Your Website
  Oregon Library Association   Selected Business Web Resources
  D. L. Cohen Information Services   Finding Quality Information on the Web
  D. L. Cohen Information Services   Quality Business Resources on the Web
2000 Oregon Library Association   Web Resources for Market Research
  Online Northwest   Current Awareness Resources on the Web
  D. L. Cohen Information Services   Finding Quality Information on the Web
  D. L. Cohen Information Services   Quality Business Resources on the Web
  Northwest Women's Show   Finding Quality Information on the Web
  Beaverton Chamber of Commerce   Web Strategies and Solutions Useful to Business
  Hewlett-Packard Corporation   Finding Quality Information on the Web
  Lloyd District Business Association   Finding Quality Information on the Web
1999 Foster Area Business Association   Finding Information on the Web
  Oregon Women Business Owners Conference   Web Strategies and Solutions Useful to Business
  Clackamas Small Business Development Center   Finding Quality Information on the Web
  Clackamas Small Business Development Center   Quality Business Resources on the Web

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