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Who We Are

Minges & Associates provides planning and management consulting services to library leaders and managers.  We believe that every successful library can envision and achieve a future that will strengthen the library and community.  Minges & Associates is to accompany and assist libraries on the pathway to that future.

Jim Minges is founder and consultant for Minges & Associates. He has provided library planning and consulting services for more than 40 years to public libraries, library cooperatives and state libraries.

Free Consulting Services at PLA 2014

Like the libraries they serve, consultants care about the success of individuals and the thriving communities that come from strong libraries.

Minges & Associates will be part of the “Consultants Give Back” program at the Pubic Library Association Conference. The idea is simple: free consulting sessions with an expert. No sales pitches and no strings – just helpful advice. Pure and simple.

For participants, it’s a chance to be heard by and learn from a caring expert in the field .

For consultants, it’s an opportunity to “pay it forward.”

As a bonus I will accept an ongoing consulting project for one client after the conference at no fee. This is just another way to offer assistance to library service at no cost.

To see the list of participating consultants and to schedule your free consulting session, please visit:

Leavenworth Public Library Strategic Planning

I have just completed facilitating a strategic planning process for the Leavenworth,Kansas Public Library. The plan calls for a major strategic direction of a user-centric, state of the art library through:

  • Redirect the library collection toward a high demand popular collection.
  • Upgrade library spaces to be active and user oriented, and to provide a state-of-the-art electronic infrastructure.
  • Realign staff to meet user needs.