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Strengthen Your Community.

Helping you cultivate your library's potential so you can better serve and strengthen your community.

We believe that a dynamic library is at the heart of every great community.

Library Strategies' job is to work with libraries and library-supporting organizations to realize this vision. Our experience and passion for libraries makes us an ideal partner, no matter the size of your system or the challenges you face.

We understand you.

We understand your mission because it’s our mission. We’re a nonprofit too, housed within a library foundation. We have decades of consulting experience and have worked with hundreds of libraries. As a result, we bring unique experience, wisdom, and innovative ideas to your project. Our deep knowledge saves you time and money.

Our services focus on your pressing needs.

A recent in-depth market assessment provided us with a clear and compelling picture of the needs across libraries—of all sizes and in all areas. Library Strategies specializes in strategic planning, resource development and community investment, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

"It was so valuable to have an outsider come in and look at our facilities; what changes are needed; recommendations for those changes; why those changes need to be made. It really opened our eyes."

Anna Grace
Wadsworth Library

"I would highly recommend Library Strategies, even to smaller library organizations who may feel like they don’t have the money for this type of consultant. What we paid vs. what we got out of it, made it not only a reasonable expense, it moved us forward in ways that would have been difficult and taken more time if we hadn’t used their services."

Michele Leininger
Marshall-Lyon County Library

How can we help your library?

  • Services

    • Planning & Fundraising
    • Capacity Building
    • Program Development & Management

  • Consultants

    Library Strategies recruits the best and brightest library leaders and experts who know the daily workings and challenges of the library world.

  • Our Work

    Our consultants handle projects of all sizes, from helping Romanian libraries with advocacy efforts to creating a library foundation in rural Kansas.

Featured Blog Posts


View from the Spare Room: A Look Back (and Ahead)

Whelp (as we say here in Minnesota as a precursor to a statement of finality), we’ve reached the end of a very long 2020. I’ve already seen articles calling it “the lost year,” and I don’t think that’s accurate. We may have missed concerts, State Fairs, vacations, all those opportunities to be a stranger among…


Framing the Future – an exciting new project with The Montana State Library and Library Strategies

In late July, The Montana State Library (MSL), in partnership with Library Strategies, was awarded a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to launch “Framing the Future: Advancing Strategic Planning for Small and Rural Libraries.” The grain of the idea came out of Library Strategies’ strategic planning training sessions with MSL in…


Library Strategies on the Move with Alayne Hopkins

Hello! Like many of you, our team at Library Strategies has been using this time of uncertainty to examine our organization, our services, and our team. We’re excited to share with you some of the plans and changes we’ve made that we hope will serve you, and organizations across the country, even better in your…