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

  • Why Libraries?

    Maybe because we’re social creatures…  Going to the library is like going to the gym instead of working out (or reading) on your own – more choices, more encouragement, more focus on the task, more company. ...read more