About Joan

For more than 25 years, Joan Frye Williams has been a successful librarian, consultant, vendor, planner, trainer, evaluator, and user of library services. Since 1996, she has been an independent consultant specializing in innovation, technology, and the service needs and preferences of non-library "civilians." ...read more


Joan’s services are designed to smooth the transition from where libraries are today to where they need to be tomorrow. If you are ready to focus on the future of your services, facilities, staffing, management, partnerships, or budget, Joan can get you started, get you unstuck, or facilitate a comprehensive planning and design process. Think of it as change insurance. ...read more

New & Next

  • Libraries From Now On

    I’m excited to be anchoring an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future, May 2 & 3 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.  The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad ...read more