Library Planning and Strategy

Leveraging our deep understanding of library structures and programs, our team works to strengthen your library system using proven evaluation and assessment methods along with recommendations based on current national trends and best practices. 

Our Approach

With over 30 years of experience, Attain Partners provides tailored library planning and strategy services to public, research, and educational libraries. 

Our library experts specialize in assisting colleges and universities with the optimization of overhead cost recovery related to library expenses that support sponsored grants and contracts. 

Our work provides higher education institutions with the data necessary to negotiate the library component of their indirect cost rate in accordance with federal requirements. We also provide financial, program, and organizational reviews of research libraries. 

With our vast knowledge of library programs, we work with public library systems to provide strategic planning, collection development management, and organizational assessment support. We draw on our personal experience as well as staying up-to-date with national trends and best practices through active membership in American Library Association (ALA), Public Library Association (PLA), and by participating in several roundtables and specialty groups. 

What We Do

We not only provide superior library management expertise, we collaborate with our strategic planning, grants management, and F&A teams to perform a complete evaluation, providing a uniquely thorough approach to library consulting. 

Align short-term tactical moves with long-term strategic goals

Deliver solutions based on industry best practices, market trends, and financial indicators

Design tailored solutions or fully redesign your planning approach

Leverage pattern recognition skills to mitigate biases that are inherent in decision-making processes

 Some of our library services include: 

  • Library Cost Studies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Change Management
  • Library Program Reviews
  • Work Redesign
  • Library Assessment
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Coaching and Training
  • Organizational Development
  • International Libraries

For the latest insights from our library experts, check out the Attain Partners blog and our on-demand webinar.

How You Benefit

Our mission is to help you advance yours. With our tailored library management services, you can:

Transform your organization by evaluation and assessment of your entire library program
Foster employee and stakeholder buy-in across your library system
Use data-driven evaluation to allocate and align resources to reach your strategic objectives
Create an actionable roadmap based on current national trend analysis and best practices

Talk to an Expert

Ready to Attain more? Contact our team to find out how we can support your unique objectives.

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