A look back on our public library successes in 2023

A look back on our public library successes in 2023

By on Jan 7, 2024 in Blog, Case Study, Government and Public Sector, HR Consulting, Human Resources consulting, Public Libraries, Success Stories, Talent Acquisition |

2023 turned out to be our most successful year in our nearly 17-year history!  A large part of it was due to the significant increase in projects we completed for public libraries in Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama.

In 2023 we worked with fourteen public libraries, with ten of those being new clients and four libraries for whom we have performed work in the past.

Over the course of the year, the OA team completed eight recruiting projects, including:

  • 3 Library Director roles
  • 4 Fiscal Officer roles
  • 1 Human Resources role

Additionally, we are continuing our work on another Fiscal Officer position and a senior-level IT position for a consortium.

Also during 2023 we worked on many HR consulting projects for public libraries, including:

  • Compensation studies
  • Organizational design and role definition projects, including job description revisions
  • Performance management systems development
  • Orientation and onboarding for new leaders
  • Employee benefits landscape analysis

We also endeavored to learn more about public libraries, their successes, challenges, and current trends by:

  • Presenting at the NEO-RLS meeting at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library in May.
  • Exhibiting at the American Library Associate conference in Chicago in June.
  • Exhibiting at the Ohio Library Council conference in Cincinnati in September.
  • Joining or maintaining our memberships with public library associations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania and with ALA/PLA.
  • Joining or maintaining our memberships with public finance associations such as GFOA/OHGFOA, APT/OAPT, and AGA.

You can learn more about our success stories and projects on our library page.

We are so grateful to our public library clients as well as our private-sector and nonprofit clients, and the agencies and municipalities that trust us with their HR consulting needs. Thank you!

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