In May, Library Strategies surveyed a pool of past and potential clients for their views on what would be important to libraries going forward after the pandemic. The following represents the results in brief. The full results are available upon request. Most respondents (about 50%) were library staff. As a point of clarity: though we…

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Early last week, I had written a lovely post about the way libraries have been creating community that exists in both physical and non-physical space. Then “my” Twin Cities, and the nation, convulsed with grief, anger, and frustration over the murder of George Floyd and the continued devaluing of black life in the United States.…

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Over the last 14 years, Library Strategies has worked with nearly 200 libraries across the country, ranging from small, rural libraries to large, multi-branch, metropolitan systems.  We’ve learned a number of lessons in this work, and the first is, that the despite the differences, libraries share in their missions, purposes, approaches and core services.  That…

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