Introducing Beth Burns & Stu Wilson

Greetings! I am writing today to both introduce myself and share some great news about a colleague well known to many of you, Stu Wilson. I recently celebrated my one-year anniversary as president of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, the foundation for the nationally renowned Saint Paul Public Library system and home…

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Our Newest Consultants

With the new year, we are excited to announce two new additions to our roster of experienced consultants. This year Sally Gardner Reed and Christine Watkins will officially join our team. Library Strategies is committed to recruiting the best and brightest library leaders and experts across the county to work with our clients, helping fulfill…

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Introducing Library Strategies’ New Director

It is bittersweet that we announce Sue Hall will be retiring as Director of Library Strategies at the end of the month. We are excited for Sue and the new journeys that lie ahead, but will miss her great sense of humor, leadership, and dedication to improving libraries across the country. We are pleased to…

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Welcome Christopher Stewart and New Library Strategies Services!

Dr. Christopher Stewart is the newest Library Strategies consultant to join our team. Stewart will be expanding our services to the academic library world in several areas including: Organization Assessment & Development Strategic Planning Executive Search Space Planning (View All Services and Details) Stewart has over twenty years in academic library leadership, teaching and consulting.…

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Announcing Our New President!

We want to share with you that Peter Pearson, co-founder of Library Strategies and President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, is preparing to retire at the end of this year after 25 years in his role. While he’s stepping down as President, the good news for Library Strategies is that he…

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Peter Pearson to Retire, Spend More Time with Library Strategies

After 25 years with The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Peter Pearson is set to retire at the end of 2016. During his tenure as the President of The Friends, Pearson has grown the organization from a staff of two with an annual budget of $200,000 and a seven-member Board, to the entrepreneurial organization it is today:…

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Meet Melissa Brechon

Melissa Brechon, Library Strategies Consulting Group, Library Consulting

Melissa comes to Library Strategies with over 8 years of experience as a library consultant and over 25 years experience as a librarian and public library administrator. She was an independent consultant with Robert H. Rohlf Consulting and Library Consulting for 8 years before joining Library Strategies as a Lead Consultant. Melissa served as a…

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Meet Karen Rose

Karen Rose, Library Strategies Consulting Group, Library Consulting

Business Development Coordinator and Lead Consultant Karen comes to Library Strategies with over 15 years of experience as a fundraising and strategic planning professional. She was a consultant with Professional Fundraising Services for nearly seven years and ran her own consulting firm for four years. Karen specializes in feasibility studies, board training, and strategic planning.…

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Meet Stu Wilson

Stu Wilson Library Strategies, Library Consulting

Stu Wilson is the Project Coordinator and a lead consultant for Library Strategies. Previously, Stu served as the Executive Director of The Friends of the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis and Vice-President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. He has over 20 years of senior management experience in library, adult literacy, museum,…

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Meet Sue Hall

Sue Hall, Library Strategies Consulting Group, Library Consulting

Sue Hall is the Director of Library Strategies and lead consultant. Sue was one of the creators of the consulting group, which has grown at a terrific rate since it was created in 2006. Sue has designed and facilitated strategic and development planning processes for libraries and library organizations across the country for over fifteen…

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