• Knowledge Linking

    Helping nonprofits and small businesses find, organize and share information








  • Services

    Driven by the desire for social change, librarian Brandy King

    helps nonprofits and small businesses succeed by:

    Finding information

    When you have access to high-quality information, your team will make evidence-based decisions.

    • Research collection and overview to provide background information on a given topic.
    • Location of data (e.g. demographics, sales, health conditions, etc) to support your work.
    • Alert services to keep you updated daily/monthly/quarterly about the latest news, research and resources.

    Organizing information

    When your information is easily findable, your team will save time and money.

    • Creation and maintenance of customized databases for both internal and external use.
    • Creation of customized metadata (tags, keywords, authority lists, thesauri, taxonomies) so that users can search in a variety of ways.
    • Documentation of standards and procedures for ongoing cataloging of materials.

    Sharing information

    When you effectively share information online, you will increase engagement with your target audience.

    • Design and setup of websites, Facebook pages, Twitter streams, blogs, and email newsletters.
    • Communication strategy development customized to your particular audience, budget and abilities.
    • Training on technical aspects and best practices of managing online communication outlets.
    • Direct management and content development for online communication outlets.


    Brandy is regarded as an engaging and enthusiastic speaker who can break down complicated concepts and processes for all to understand.

    A selection of groups Brandy has been invited to present to:

    • Special Libraries Association Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO
    • Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Network Annual Meeting
    • Children’s Hospital Boston Academy
    • Harvard Medical School Adolescent Medicine Continuing Education Conference
    • Boston Knowledge Management Forum
    • Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood Annual Summit
    • Consortium for Foundation Libraries
  • About

    Brandy King, MLIS, FSLA

    Knowledge Linking was established in 2011 by Brandy King. Ms. King is a skilled and respected independent information professional with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, over 15 years of experience in nonprofit health and social science research and 12 years of experience in social media management.


    Ms. King is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, has held several board level positions in professional associations, and abides by the Association of Independent Information Professionals' code of ethics. She excels at applying innovative thinking to information management challenges and providing information to make evidence-based decisions.

    • Education:

      • Smith College: bachelors degree in English and Women's Studies
      • Simmons College: masters degree in Library and Information Science 



        • Special Libraries Association Presidential Citation (2018)
        • Fellow of the Special Libraries Association (2016)
        • Special Libraries Association New England Chapter Distinguished Service Award (2015)
        • Likeable Media’s Top 40 Facebook Pages of 2010
        • Massachusetts Health Science Libraries Association Professional Award (2009)
        • Special Libraries Association Innovations in Technology Award (2005)

        Service to the Profession (highlights):

        • Chair of the Special Libraries Association Fellows (2019)
        • Chair/Past-Chair of the 2017 Special Libraries Association Conference (2016-2018)
        • Chair-Elect/Chair/Past Chair of the Social Science Division of the Special Libraries Association (2011-2013)

        Professional Memberships:

      • Recommendations

        A leader in the field

        "Brandy does not hesitate to take on extremely challenging projects and she is extraordinarily capable of locating a wide array of resources to execute her vision. Brandy is a model for her professional colleagues. She is deeply engaged within her professional circles and goes far beyond just knowing what is going on in the field–she is leading the field."

        -- Amy Branner, PhD

        Thoughtful and honest

        "Brandy brings a thoughtful, down-to-earth, smart lens to any issue, along with a wonderful can-do attitude that moves stuck projects ahead. And I trust Brandy to share honestly and cheerfully what’s working and what’s not, a rare gift. Working with her is a delight."

        -- Brianne Alcala, MBA

        Professional and affordable

        "Brandy has a wonderful combination of well-honed research skills, a can-do attitude, and high professionalism. Even on a low budget, I was able to get the top-notch results I needed, and fast. I would recommend Brandy for any research project, big or small."

        -Michele Simon, JD, MPH

      • Presentations

        Social Justice in Cleveland: The Urban Economy

        Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in 2019 with:

        Laura Desmond of Jumpstart Inc

        Hannah Halbert of Policy Matters Ohio

        Robin Wood of Cleveland Public Library

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        Librarians: The Key to Powerful Systematic Reviews

        Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in 2019 with:

        Brian Schwartz, MLS, PhD of Rocky Vista University

        Susan Stagno, MD of Case Western

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        How to Survive and Excel in the Gig Economy

        Presented at the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in 2019 with:

        Richard Hulser, MLS

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