Only in Des Moines During a National Election

It’s political season and Greg Heid, Library Director, Des Moines (IA) Public Library recounts his primary experience to The Ivy Group.
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To Kiosk or Not to Kiosk: That is Only Part of the Question

As electronic services crowd out print, the costs of facilities--construction, renovation, and upkeep--are under unprecedented scrutiny. Several library systems we have worked with as consultants have considered …

Aspirin for Holiday Closures

Holiday library closures can be a major headache.

Children as Library Donors

Do you encourage children to donate to the library? Is it productive, ethical and strategic to do so?

What Should You Require From Your Library’s Website?

Start with responsive web design, quality content, intuitive navigation, and a user-friendly content management system.

Libraries “at the core” of Common Core State Standards

As Common Core State Standards are adopted, students will rely even more on library resources.

Are Focus Groups a Necessary Research Method?

We often receive inquiries about focus groups. In common use for many years in corporate America, their popularity has migrated into the non-profit sector. However, …
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All Aboard the Polar Express

It may be March, but it's never too early to start planning for the holidays! Schlow Centre Region Library in State College, Pa. has partnered with …

Love Your Library Month

February is Love Your Library Month! How can you show your love for your local public library? You could… Write a library love letter to the editor of …

Success Story: Achieving Library Funding

LaTanya Burno, Director of J. Lewis Crozer Library tells her story.

Send Your Sick Board to the Intensive Care Unit

Library directors will tell you their Board of Trustees or Board of Directors can be a great source of satisfaction and support or a hotbed …

Training Your Library’s Board of Trustees

Now more than ever, there is a critical need for well informed and competent people to serve on boards.

Burning Books for a Cause

Today marks the one year anniversary of the famous vote to save Troy Public Libraryin Troy, Mich. The city almost lost its library last year, until …

How to Write a Better Request for Proposal: RFPs from the Consultant’s Side of the Desk

The premise appears simple: libraries want to hire a consultant with the expertise their organization needs, and consultants seek interesting projects with clients that are …

Mommy Porn and Library Policy

Over the past month, libraries in Georgia, Wisconsin and Florida have banned E L James'Fifty Shades of Grey romance trilogy. Some libraries are taking the …