About zh consulting

zh consulting is a consulting company specialising in services to the publishing and library community
The company is owned and directed by Zuzana Helinsky

Zuzana Helinsky is a qualified librarian, with wide international business experience. For the last 20 years she has had a variety of jobs providing services to libraries around the world. Zuzana speaks regularly at international conferences and lectures for seminars and business classes.

She was Director of Publisher Relations for Prenax Global, the international and innovative subscription management company. She set up and managed their relationship with publishers all over the world, servicing offices in Sweden, USA, Germany, France and England.

From the mid 90’s she was Manager of International Business for BTJ, Sweden’s largest library service company. Here she created new business worth 1million dollars for BTJ in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Central Europe.

In the mid 80’s she created and managed BTJ’s subscription service, which had grown to 20 million dollars by the mid 90’s, when BTJ acquired another Swedish agent. She was then responsible for the integration and rationalisation of the two businesses, offices and management.

Arriving in Sweden from the Czech Republic in 1969, she gained a degree in Philology and History at Lund University and has a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Boras Bibliotekshogskola. She worked for several years in a variety of posts in the serials department at the University of Lund before joining BTJ, initially to upgrade their cataloguing system.

Zuzana’s mother tongue is Czech and she is also fluent in Russian, Swedish and English. She has a working knowledge of Slavonic languages such as Slovak, Serbian and Polish; and Scandinavian languages such as Danish and Norwegian