Hennen’s Public Library Planner  Book: Hennen’s Public Library Planner: A Manual and Interactive CD-ROM Thomas J. Hennen Jr. ISBN: 1-55570-487-5. 2004 . 8 1/2 x 11. 300 pp. $125.   Available at ALA store.

Library Journal called the book a “must for library planners,” adding that it is “[an] excellent jargon-free planning guide…highly recommended.”

Journal Articles

  1. Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings Published annually in American Libraries magazine from 1999 to 2008
  2. Making Book: A Kansas City Consensus Study. Jennifer Wilding and Thomas J. Hennen Jr.  In 2003 Tom Hennen assisted Jennifer Wilding of Consensus in a project to investigate the need for wider units of service in the greater Kansas City area. The results were published in spring of 2004. Stable URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/27770841
  3. Libraries Together.   In January 2006 Hennen Library Consulting finished working with a team headed by Jennifer Wilding of KC Consensus on forms of library governance in the Quad Cities area of Iowa.
  4. “Building Bridges through Consensus,” in American Libraries. August 2006. pg. 34-35
  5. “Trends and Issues in State Libraries: Balancing Books and Bytes” in Book of the States. Pg 489-494. Council of State Governments. 2005. Available at:
  6. “Is There a Library Consolidation in Your Future?” in American Libraries, October 2005, pg 49-51.
  7. “Best (and Worst) Averages in the Library Majors,” in American Libraries, October 2005, pg 52-53.
  8. “Stand Up for Libraries,” in American Libraries, June/July 2005, pg 46- 48.
  9. “The Challenge of Wider Library Units,” in Library Journal. September 15, 2004. Pg. 36-38.
  10. “Library Impact Fees,” in Public Libraries, May/June 2005, pg. 169- 175.
  11. “The Normative Data Project: Just What We Need?” in American Libraries, Apr2005, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p81, 1/2p ·        The “Challenge of Wider Library Units,” in Library Journal. September 15, 2004. Pg. 36-38.
  12. “Restore Our Destiny: Full not Plural Funding,” in American Libraries, August 2004. Pages 43-45.
  13. “Performing Triage on Library Budgets in the Red,” in American Libraries. March 2003, pg. 36.
  14. “Are Wider Library Units Wiser?” in American Libraries. June/July 2002, pg. 65+
  15. “Do You Know the Real Value of Your Library?” in Library Journal, 6/15/2001, Vol. 126 Issue 11, p48, 3p
  16. “Catalog as Community: A Metadata Meditation” by Thomas J. Hennen Jr. in Library Computing (Formerly Library Software Review) March/June 2000; v 18, n 1/2.
  17. “Why We Should Establish a National System of Standards,” in American Libraries, March 2000. Page 43+
  18. Essay Adjunct to “Why We Should Establish a National System of Standards,” in American Libraries, March 2000. Page 43+
  19. “Index Rates Wisconsin Libraries Highly,” in Communique, a publication of the Wisconsin Library Association. Spring 1999. Page 5.
  20. “Building Benchmarks to Craft a Better Library Future,” in APLIS (Australasian Public Libraries and Information Services) June 1999, pages 52 to 59.
  21. Invited Introductory Testimony to the Wisconsin Legislative Study Committee on Libraries – October 3, 1996.
  22. OCLC Invitational Conference on the Future of the Public Library: Public Librarians Take Cool View of Future, in American Libraries magazine. Volume 19, Number 5, May 1988. Pages 390-392.
  23. “Seeds of Power,” Self-published pamphlet, 1980, 1981. 1985. Sold to over 3,000 libraries in 50 states and 6 Canadian provinces.
  24. 24)   Bylined Book Review Column: Quarterly column in American Library Association’s Booklist magazine from 1980 to 1986.
  25. “Attacking the Myths of Small Libraries,” in American Libraries magazine. Volume 17, Number 11, December 1986. Pages 830834.
  26. “The Effect of Publisher’s Book Promotions on Interlibrary Loan,” in Research & Reality: Library Services to Rural Populations. Published by the American Library Association, 1982. Pages 48- 57.
  27. “Library Services to Farmers.” American Library Trustee’s Association Publication Number 3. Published in 1981 by the American Library Association. 6-page pamphlet.
  28. “Catalog Stores, Smoky the Bear, Stone Soup and Libraries,” the main paper in Occasional Papers of the Minnesota Library Association 1981. Pages 1-6.
  29. “Popular Farm Magazines,” in Serials Review. Volume 7, Number 3. July/September 1981. Pages 12-14.
  30. “Publicity for Rural Areas,” in Library P.R. News. Volume 13, Number 6. November/ December 1980.
  31. “Using the Minnesota Statutes, Code of Agency Rules, and State Register,” in Minnesota Libraries magazine. Spring 1980. Pages 48-56.
  32. “Serving the Last Minority,+ in Library Journal Special Report Number 6. 1978. Pages 46 to 50.
  33. “Let There Be Peace in Children’s Literature,” in Language Arts. Volume 54, Number 1. January 1977.