We do on-site or remote assessments of individual libraries. The reports include specific recommendations for action by the library. The intended result of the assessment is not to increase the HAPLR Rating for the library. It is to increase the effectiveness of the library.
We do a variety of types of consulting in the areas of long range planning, marketing, and impact fee assessments.
For all the consulting, we use the principles and data included in Hennen's Public Library Planner, of course.
- Thomas J. Hennen Jr.
- Racine, Wisconsin, United States
- We (my wife and I) are celebrating the 11th Anniversary of HAPLR, and more importantly, our 38th Anniversary. The HAPLR system uses data provided by 9,000 public libraries in the United States to create comparative rankings. The comparisons are in broad population categories. HAPLR provides a comparative rating system that librarians, trustees and the public can use to improve and extend library services. I am the director of Waukesha County Federated Library System.