I have over 30 years experience in public and academic libraries of various sizes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In December 2012 I retired after 12 years with the South Central Library System (SCLS) one of the largest of Wisconsin’s 17 public library systems. As the Public Library Administration Consultant, I provided assistance and consultation to directors, staff and trustees at SCLS 53 member libraries on a variety of administrative and other topics.
I am pleased that my life and schedule now allow me to share with others some what I have learned in my life and time in libraries.
Topics that I can talk about include, but are not limited to:
- Hiring a library director
- Customer service
- Library budgeting (“how to do it”)
- Open meetings/open meeting law
- Strategic planning
- Personnel management
- Trustee powers
- Wisconsin library law
- Friends of the Library
- Library and community
I am also skilled at facilitating a library strategic planning process, particularly with the Public Library Association’s Strategic Planning for Results model.