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From the Field: Nate Coulter, Executive Director, Central Arkansas Library System

By Kim Horton | June 30, 2020 |

Library Strategies worked with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) last year. We reached out to Executive Director,…

Surveying the Field

By Kim Horton | June 30, 2020 |

In May, Library Strategies surveyed a pool of past and potential clients for their views on what would…

Diary of a New Foundation Employee – The Promise of the Library

By Kim Horton | June 2, 2020 |

Early last week, I had written a lovely post about the way libraries have been creating community that…

From the Field: Saint Paul Public Library

By Kim Horton | June 2, 2020 |

Over the last 14 years, Library Strategies has worked with nearly 200 libraries across the country, ranging from…

From the pen of Beth Burns: Board Engagement in the time of COVID

By Kim Horton | April 30, 2020 |

I feel like Goldilocks every time I check in with my governance committee – Is it too much?…

Diary of a New Foundation Employee: On Not Knowing

By Kim Horton | April 30, 2020 |

Come (virtually) close, my friends, I must be very honest with you. I’m not good at change. There…