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On Planning and Priorities

By Wendy Werdin | March 25, 2021 |

During the summer of last year, while we were still finding our footing in response to the pandemic,…

How We Operate: Virtual Planning Edition.

By Wendy Werdin | February 25, 2021 |

A year ago, when we thought we would be using virtual meetings and events as stop-gaps for a…

Resource Development & Community Investment Case Studies

By nbanker | February 4, 2021 |

HUNTSVILLE LIBRARY FOUNDATION (AL) – DEVELOPMENT PLANNING The Challenge The Huntsville Library Foundation has a great Board in…

Strategic Planning Case Studies

By nbanker | February 4, 2021 |

GEORGIA STATE LIBRARY The Challenge The state library office in Georgia recognized the need for public libraries across…

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

By Kim Horton | December 30, 2020 |

Whelp (as we say here in Minnesota as a precursor to a statement of finality), we’ve reached the…

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

By Kim Horton | November 30, 2020 |

In late July, The Montana State Library (MSL), in partnership with Library Strategies, was awarded a grant from…