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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…

Library Strategies on the Move with Alayne Hopkins

By Kim Horton | October 29, 2020 |

Hello! Like many of you, our team at Library Strategies has been using this time of uncertainty to…

Library Fundraising: The Importance of Storytelling

By Kim Horton | September 30, 2020 |

It seems bizarre now, but if I think back to March, there was a prevailing feeling that COVID…

From the Field: Svetha Hetzler, Library Director, Sun Prairie, WI

By Kim Horton | August 27, 2020 |

Sun Prairie is a suburb of Madison, WI. Population 34,000. We worked with Sun Prairie in 2018/19 on…

View from the Spare Room: Running a Virtual Event

By Kim Horton | August 27, 2020 |

Somehow, it is the end of August. Somehow, I am still working in my spare room. I don’t…