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Jim Minges is principal consultant and founding partner of Minges & Associates.  He brings more than 40 years of experience in library cooperation and development, consulting and continuing education, including extensive experience in leadership and evaluation of regional library cooperatives in several states, programs for resource sharing, shared library automation systems, library planning, continuing education and consulting. He has provided strategic planning, consulting and board development services to more than 300 libraries. He is now a full-time private consultant for libraries, library cooperatives and state library agencies. He collaborates with other associates as required by the nature of the specific project. His experience includes:

Minges & Associates, Roeland Park, Kansas

2010-date

Independent Consultant

Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), Lawrence, Kansas

Director, 1996-2014

Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln, Nebraska

Director of Library Development, 1984-1996

Northwest Missouri Library Network, St. Joseph, Missouri

Director, 1976-1984

South Dakota State Library

Library Consultant, 1973-1976

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND RECOGNITION

Kansas Library Association Presidential Award for Meritorious Service, 2014

Duane Johnson Library Leadership award, 2011

State Library of Kansas Board, 2008 – 2014; Chair, 2008-2009

 

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