Monday, December 21, 2020

jlarue.com - Welcome

In November of 2018, I left my position at ALA in Chicago to return to my Colorado-based writing, speaking, and consulting career. So I'll be beefing up this blog and links, after the holidays.

For now, a brief overview of my services is as follows:

Speaking

Looking for an inspirational talk? Looking for a workshop? Recent topics include:
  • Intellectual freedom and social justice
  • Transformational by design: a paradigm shift
  • The first year: six strategies for being a successful library director
  • Key trends (emergent literacy, library as place, ebooks, community reference, advocacy)
  • Library building programs and processes: building for tomorrow
  • Library as publisher: from gatekeeper to gardener
  • Community reference: leaving Fort Ref, taking it to the streets
  • Advocacy: Telling the library story
  • Trustee and director training: making each other look good
  • Succession planning: who, why, when, how
  • Hiring and firing: how we keep getting it wrong and how to get it right
  • Change management
  • Other workshops as needed

Consulting

  • Executive coaching: one year of confidential support for new directors
  • Getting clear about roles: workshops for trustees, friends, foundations
  • Public engagement for building projects
  • Planning for the next election: 2 years before the vote
  • A 2 hour strategic planning process
  • Cataloging the Community: from embedded reference to community leader

Writing

I'm a longstanding co-editor for the Perspectives columns of the Public Libraries magazine, and have contributed to many professional journals. Need a piece on one of the topics above? Let me know.

Please feel free to contact me at jlarue [at] jlarue [dot] com.

jlarue.com - Welcome

In November of 2018, I left my position at ALA in Chicago to return to my Colorado-based writing, speaking, and consulting career. So I'...