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Future forward libraries

Libraries are in a state of flux, responding to current realities and planning to meet the challenges of future opportunities. We’re more than buildings, more than collections. We’re welcoming spaces, social connections. Libraries shape and are shaped by their communities. How do we carry the value of library services forward into the future? Innovation, adaptation, and good governance. These are some of the elements that keep libraries viable and valuable in the communities we serve.

You can't solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level. – Albert Einstein
The Nonprofit Boards Role in HR
“The role of the board of directors in personnel or human resource administration is frequently a sticky issue for nonprofits."
*Library Boards hire only the manager, who is responsible for hiring other staff.
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How to future proof your library
"It is critical that we leverage the expertise around us to scale initiatives quickly through smart teams and to be able to sustain the initiatives over time."
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Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts
" the grantor before writing an application. Funders are increasingly willing to talk by phone and can help you shape your request."
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The summer edition of Quatrefoil is now available for viewing on issuu. Some of the highlights in this edition are libraries building relationships through gardening, event planning tips, ALC reflections, and exciting news about Gale Primary Sources. 
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