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We believe that every library is at a crossroads, with a unique set of challenges that must be overcome to reach the next level. Our consultants will listen to you, and customize a plan to help your organization achieve its goals. From director searches, to strategic planning, no project is too large or too small.

Strategic Planning

An organization without a well-designed plan is reactive, short-sighted and without direction. We offer a variety of services to help your organization craft a thoughtful strategic plan that solicits quality feedback from community stakeholders, evaluates and improves staff morale, and identifies crucial opportunities for improvement.

Planning services include:

  • Strategic plan consultation and development
  • Community analysis
  • Focus groups
  • Community surveys
  • Town halls and community conversations
  • Staff surveys

Our consultants will deliver a thoughtful strategic plan, customized to your communities needs that will serve as a framework for your library’s future growth and transformation.

Hiring the right director to lead your library can be a daunting a task, especially for a Board of Trustees already burdened by time commitments. Finding the right director not only requires a knowledge of the New Jersey library community, but also an in-depth understanding of the appropriate leadership skillset to take your organization to the next level. The challenge of a Director Search is not just in making a hiring decision, but in managing a large pool of executive level candidates.

Our consultants at Library Crossroads, LLC have served as leaders of New Jersey’s suburban and urban municipal libraries, county libraries, and library associations. They will listen thoughtfully to your key stakeholders before working with your search committee to recruit a strong pool of candidates, carefully evaluate applications, and narrow the applicants to the one leader who is best prepared to lead your library in the 21st century.

Web Design and Development

A well-designed web site provides access to vital information and resources, but also communicates a thoughtful and consistent organizational brand, and provides users with a pleasant and rewarding experience. Your web site is as important – if not more – than your physical presence, and can be much easier to design, improve and maintain, when you’re working with the right team of professionals. We specialize in mobile responsive websites, with powerful tools, including online donation platforms and event registration modules, that can be easily maintained by your existing library staff.

Web design services include:

  • Fully customized website design and development, utilizing WordPress or Drupal CMS (content management systems)
  • Hosting can be provided by your own current webhost service, or utilizing our server for a monthly fee
  • Additional technology consultation