places to work.
"Best (and Worst) Averages in
the Library Majors" is from the October 2005 issue of American
Libraries. Large libraries with the best salaries for
newly graduated library school students.
(PDF version requires
Stand Up for Libraries The cover story by Thomas J.
Hennen Jr. in the June/July 2005 American Libraries.
Explores way to advocate for libraries.
Library Impact Fees.
From the June 2005 issue of Public Libraries.
article describes how library staff can develop a plan for setting
library impact fees. Impact fees are set on new houses as they are
being built and designed to offset the impact that new residents will
have on expanded library operations.
Wider Library Units
Thomas Hennen explores
the options related to library districts within the specific context of
the KC Consensus study on library services in the Kansas City area.
Challenge of Wider Library Units," in
September 15, 2004. Pg. 36-38. See also "Making Book,"
Full Not Plural Funding
Our Destiny: Full not Plural Funding," in American
Libraries, August 2004. Pages 43-45. This article asserts
the need for libraries to be fully funded as a public good rather than
be funded by NPR style fund-raising.
Book: A Kansas City Consensus Study
Thomas J. Hennen Jr. served as a consultant for KC
Consensus project to investigate the need for wider units of service in
the greater Kansas City area. The results were published in Spring
Answer to Budgets
in the Red
The March 2003 issue of American
Libraries carries Thomas J. Hennen Jr.s article: We
Must Answer to Library Budgets in the Red.
This site expands on the on that article.
Larger Units of Library Service
Wider Units Wiser? An article by Tom Hennen appeared in
the June/July 2002 issue of American Libraries, the
official publication of the American Library
Invest in tomorrow, invest in libraries
national studies by the American Library Association found first a high
degree of correlation between economic recession and higher library use;
and second, an extraordinarily high degree of satisfaction with library
services. The studies were reproduced for Waukesha County Federated
Library System in Wisconsin with similar results. See
the results here.
GASB 34 (pronounced to rhyme with The Great
Gatsby) is a new set of accounting rules, considered by accountants to
be the most monumental change in government financial reporting in
American history. Thomas J. Hennen's article
appeared in Library
Journal in June 2001.
GASB 34 FAQ
State Trustee Manuals
Manuals. A listing of the recommendations by state
libraries or state library associations for public library trustee
manuals in various states.
Testimony on Libraries to the Wisconsin Legislative Study Committee
In October 1996, the Wisconsin Legislature convened a Legislative
Council Study Committee to investigate library issues in the state.
Tom Hennen was invited to provide the lead
testimony to provide the history, context, and future needs for
legislation in the state. "Make no small plans, for they have not the beauty to
stir our souls," he urged, echoing city planner Birnbaum as restated
from the 1948 National Plan for Library Services.
HAPLR Speeches & Presentations
Standards and Cards