Our Newest Consultants


With the new year, we are excited to announce two new additions to our roster of experienced consultants. This year Sally Gardner Reed and Christine Watkins will officially join our team. Library Strategies is committed to recruiting the best and brightest library leaders and experts across the county to work with our clients, helping fulfill our mission strengthening communities, one library at a time.

Sally Gardner Reed is the former executive director of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Prior to accepting the role of executive director in 2002, Reed spent nearly 20 years in library administration running small public libraries in New England and the Midwest. Most recently she was the director of the Norfolk Public Library in Virginia. Reed is the author of ten books on library management, advocacy, volunteers, and fundraising as well as numerous articles for professional library journals. She has presented programs and workshops to hundreds of Friends of Library groups, library boards, and librarian groups both nationally and internationally. Reed is the 2000 recipient of ALA’s Herbert and Virginia White Award for promoting libraries and librarianship.

Christine Watkins has over two decades of experience working as a consultant to libraries and nonprofits on marketing and donor strategies, fundraising and institutional advancement, and project design and development. She has extensive national library experience, including creating the Live@TheLibrary effort through ALA’s Public Programs Office.  Christine also has senior management level experience in publishing and editorial consulting, and maintains an extensive network in national and local nonprofit communities.

We are thrilled to have Sally Gardner Reed and Christine Watkins as a part of Library Strategies, and we look forward to the skills and knowledge they will bring to the libraries we work with!


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