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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…

Partner Profile: Kim Horton

By Kim Horton | March 26, 2020 |

Kim’s professional bio is featured this month, but the more interesting story is that she fell into fascination…

Diary of a New Foundation Employee: Finding a Common Language

By Kim Horton | March 26, 2020 |

Greetings from the Remote Work Bubble! It may seem that things are extra uncertain right now, but at…

Diary of New Foundation Employee: My Library. My City.

By Kim Horton | February 26, 2020 |

For the last month, my colleague and I have been making the rounds to Saint Paul’s library branches.…