Risa conducted a wide range of interviews (a specialty of hers!), did research, and wrote an extremely helpful and timely report on issues related to where we locate our annual conference. Her work has translated directly into site selection policy being recommended to the Board. - Jocelyn Sheppard, AIIP President-Elect
For 20 years I have known AIIP-ers as one of the most talented, competent and generous groups of people I’ve ever encountered. It’s been a privilege to give back in small part for all AIIP’s contributions to me personally and to the field of independent information professionals.
Risa Sacks Information Services specializes in custom tailored phone inquiries and in-depth interviews in addition to manual and online research. The company has extensive experience in locating and interviewing experts in all fields and searching out hard-to-find details. Risa has been providing unique and targeted information to businesses, government agencies, and research organizations for over 20 years, and she frequently acts as subcontractor to other information professionals, covering phone and primary aspects of research.
Barbara Quint, in introducing a series of Risa’s articles in Searcher magazine, describes her as “information researcher extraordinaire...”
Mary Ellen Bates, in her book, Building and Running a Successful Research Business, calls Risa “a top-notch telephone researcher.”
Competia International nominated her for the Most Insightful Book for Super Searchers Go to the Source: The Interviewing and Hands-On Information Strategies of Top Primary Researchers – Online, on the Phone and In Person.
In 2008, AIIP honored Risa with the Sue Rugge Memorial Award for mentoring and helping other information professionals.