Past Clients

For summary in chronological order see:  Client History

Hennen Library Consulting

From 1999 to 2013 Tom assisted 10 libraries in the federated library system that he headed on Long-range plans.

Other

Projects with Consensus 

 Seeds of Power:

  • Presentations on collection development for rural libraries in U.S. and Canada with a ocus on services to farmers. From 1979 to 1987, conducted a total of 22 sessions of this continuing education workshop for library associations and systems in twelve U.S. states and three Canadian provinces.  Sessions were half day to full day sessions depending on client needs.  Tom even got detained at the Canadian border once for bringing farming bibliographies into the country without parliamentary approval! Back then it was all paper, electric typewriters, and photocopiers so we have no digital content! Some day we may post some scanned images.  🙂

 HAPLR 1.0

From 1999 to 2010 we sold thousands of individual HAPLR ratings reports to libraries in all 50 states at $15 each.  Also provided nearly 100 of specialized reports to libraries remotely as PDF and/or PowerPoint presentations.  Pricing varied between $50 and $1,000 each depending on the complexity of the report.  Sometimes the reports were delivered on-site as a PowerPoint presentation by Tom Hennen.  A selected sample is listed below:

  • HAPLR Reports: including special reports for states and regions:  From 1999 to 2010, hired to prepare scores of special reports for libraries, regional systems, and states on library metrics using HAPLR 1.0   Link to PPT
  • Cuyahoga County: Full day staff consultation on metrics and data followed by HAPLR 1.0 Presentation for board and staff.  Cuyahoga_OH_Special_Report
  • A lot of others. pending PowerPoint links to be added. 
  • OCLC – Best Ohio Libraries: At a program hosted at the Online Library Computing Consortium (OCLC) in Columbus, the HAPLR Index Author Thomas J. Hennen Jr. addressed that and other questions.  The program was held as a tribute to the five libraries in Ohio that finished number one in their respective population categories.  Link to PPT
  • North Suburban Library System, Illinois: Tom Hennen worked with the technical staff at North Suburban to develop a web cast presentation.  The presentation gave the members of the South-Central Library System a graphic view of the HAPLR ratings and the library system’s input and output measures.   Client quote:  “I was especially impressed that you were able to so completely tailor the report to our specific libraries and their needs.”  Sara Long, Director of North Suburban Library System and Past President of the American Library Association. Link to PPT
  • North Texas Regional Library System In 2007 Hennen Library Consulting was engaged to develop easy to use templates for long range planning for member libraries of this 72-member library system.  NTRLS Link
  • Northern Waters Library SystemPPT
  • Greenfield and Greendale LibrariesPPT
  • Lake Villa, Illinois:  Library hired Hennen Library Consulting to present a “Futures and Metrics” study tailored to the library.  Link to PPT
  • Hennepin County: Full day staff consultation on metrics and data effectively, followed by HAPLR 1.0 presentation for board and staff. Link to P
  • OCLC – Best Ohio Libraries: At a program hosted at the Online Library Computing Consortium (OCLC) in Columbus, the HAPLR Index Author Thomas J. Hennen Jr. addressed that and other questions.  The program was held as a tribute to the five libraries in Ohio that finished number one in their respective population categories.  Link to PPT
  • Long Island, New York Presentation on HAPLR Ratings to the Long Island Library Conference, May 2001. PPT Link
  • Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference: June 6, 2008 Salve Regina University, Newport, RI   Description for program brochure: Thomas Hennen knows a bit about library consolidation possibilities.  His federated library system has been the target of such plans.  He has consulted with libraries in Iowa, Missouri, and elsewhere on the issue.  His October 2005 article in American Libraries magazine has elicited much discussion in the library world.  If the consolidation issue concerns you, attend this program.  Hennen won’t lay all your hopes and fears to rest, but he will arm you with that most potent of librarian weapons; information on the issue.  PPT Link