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Gathering Your Friends – Again

By Wendy Werdin | October 26, 2022 |

A vital part of the role of both Friends Groups and Foundations is fundraising and advocacy for their…

An Update on Framing the Future – Advancing Strategic Planning for Small and Rural Libraries

By Wendy Werdin | August 24, 2022 |

Library Strategies’ IMLS-funded partnership with the Montana State Library is proceeding into Phase Three – conducting strategic planning…

Meeting and Mitigating Challenges: Part 3

By Wendy Werdin | July 28, 2022 |

In this third edition of our series about challenges facing the library, we’re going to walk right up…

Meeting and Mitigating Challenges – Part 2

By Wendy Werdin | June 23, 2022 |

Libraries and their support organizations face a variety of challenges every day, it seems. For the past few…

Meeting and Mitigating Challenges: Part 1

By Wendy Werdin | May 31, 2022 |

We’re in another one of those “the world is a lot” times, or maybe we never left. Regardless,…

Figuring Out Friends and Foundations

By Wendy Werdin | March 30, 2022 |

Along with recent, reinvigorated interest from libraries hoping to update their strategic plans, Library Strategies hears from many…