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I Offer Library Services Tailored to Your Needs

I am an active speaker, planner and consultant in libraries around the country, quite often presenting at staff days and conferences on one of my books: Renew Yourself! A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017); Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011) or Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013).

I’m excited to announce a new series of unique Leadership Planners that I’m writing! The first in this six-book series, Future-Proof Your Team, should be out in 2018, to be followed by Win ‘Em Over and Dynamic Discipline!

I have a passion for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful teams, and – especially – strong and effective leaders. I’d love to help your library to thrive! Visit this page often and “like” me on Facebook!

Please check out the books below and feel free to peruse my resume.

Be sure to check out the extensive list of programs I offer and some of the clients I’ve worked with recently on my Programs, Presentations & Clients page.

Three key services I can bring to your library

Library Strategic Planning That’s Balanced, Affordable, and That Works!

I can help you create a balanced strategic plan that actually works for your library! I’ll help you create it and put it into motion. With more than 30 years’ experience in public libraries, I’ve created a hybrid planning model called “Balanced Planning” that is uniquely successful in helping to keep libraries focused for today – and tomorrow. Why? Because it begins in your community and ends with each and every member of your staff.

Library Director Searches & Helping Boards and Directors Work in Harmony

I can help Boards successfully find their next – perfect – director and then create and maintain a healthy, professional and effective Board/Director Team.

Staying focused on just what type of director your library needs, then making sure the Board sets them up for success is how I approach both director searches, orientations and goal setting.

Library Keynote Speaker, Workshops, Retreats & Leadership Development

I’m happy to provide everything from a week-long, residential academy to day-long pre-conferences, workshops, keynotes or breakout sessions on a large variety of leadership, customer service, and other library topics.

I’ve twice facilitated the week-long Leadership Academy sponsored by the Indiana State Library and I’ve presented many day-long pre-conferences at states around the county in advance of annual conferences

Don’t Settle For Less

Are you getting the most out of your staff days?

If the Purpose of Your Staff Day Is to “Renew” Your Staff… Invite Me!  

I’d be happy to offer a keynote and/or breakout sessions that will help your library staff return to work with renewed purpose, commitment, and inspiration.

That’s how libraries thrive!

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Make Your Own Opportunities

Is your staff truly engaged in their work? Are you satisfied with the level of customer service they provide not only patrons but other library personnel? Is there a positive team spirit that permeates the library?

If the answer to any of these questions is no, then I can help. Contact me to discuss how to improve your service performance. I have several programs that can help you!

Let’s talk about it!

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All inquiries are welcome! I look forward to hearing from you!

Libraries Thrive Consulting
8686 Bainbridge Rd.
Bainbridge, OH 44023

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