Invest in your library.
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.

Libraries are essential. They are centers for community connection, collaboration, and inspiration. To effectively serve their communities, libraries must continually adapt to evolving needs. We can help.

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 believe in libraries. We get libraries. As the only consulting group in the country based within a library support organization, we understand your mission because it’s our mission. We also understand the unique challenges libraries face and have worked with hundreds of libraries to address them. As a result, we bring unique experience, wisdom, and innovative ideas to your project. Our deep knowledge saves you time and money.

"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?

Our consultants are among the best and the brightest library leaders who handle projects of all sizes. Let's talk about your needs.

  • Strategic Planning Services

    Strategic Planning

    Facilities Planning


  • Resource Development and Community Investment

    Development Planning

    Feasibility Study

    Capital Campaign

    Capacity Assessment

    Friends and Foundations

    Board Development

    Advocacy Training


Do you want to learn more about our services before you plan your project? These webinars offer advice on everything from fundraising basics, to planning, to Friends and Foundations. Browse our free webinar videos here and then give us a call for a consultation.

Latest Blog Posts

“Ask, Listen, Do:” Digging into Community Engagement with Library Strategies’ Consultants

Library Strategies consultants got together for another fantastic discussion recently to share experience and expertise. When the conversation started, we asked the participants how they thought about community engagement as a concept. Everyone came from a slightly different angle, but agreed that building a relationship that encourages a feedback loop and active participation on both…

PLA 2024: “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Library Strategies Assistant Director David Katz shares key takeaways from the conference. Library Strategies regularly sends representatives to state and national library conferences: to exhibit in vendor halls, lead workshops, contribute to panels, and to meet formally with clients and partners. We can usually count on a jam-packed itinerary full of responsibilities. In refreshing contrast,…

What’s Ahead for Libraries in 2024: Thoughts from Our Consultants

Library Strategies consultants and staff  gathered virtually to discuss what they are expecting of the library landscape in 2024 and forward. Topics of interest were funding streams, staff stress, “culture war” fallout, and automated/afterhours library services. Staff UncertaintyConsultants were honest that they are seeing a lot of burnout and uncertainty from library staff. They are…