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

  • I’m Back!

    My sabbatical is over and I’m feeling all re-invented and re-focused. Highlights of the new normal include: Emphasis on public libraries and related organizations, Commitment to working primarily virtually, More activity in the area of leadership development, More time for ...read more