Client success story – Tiffin – Seneca Public Library

Client success story – Tiffin – Seneca Public Library

By on Jan 20, 2021 in Blog, Compensation Consulting, Government and Public Sector, Public Libraries, Success Stories |

Organizational Architecture has been fortunate to work with many of Ohio’s public libraries. Our latest success story is helping the Tiffin – Seneca Public Library with its compensation strategy.

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, a free county district public library, is committed to meeting the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of all who live, work, or go to school in Seneca County, including those requiring special services such as the handicapped, the blind and hearing impaired, the aged and homebound, beginning and new adult readers, and preschool children. The library identifies needs, and then acquire, organize, and preserve materials and provide ready access to them. It provides trained, knowledgeable staff, participates in regional and statewide networks for resource sharing, and seeks to develop citizen awareness of the library and its services.

We worked closely with the Library Director Matthew Ross, and Fiscal Officer Celeste Baker on this project. They said:

We connected with OA and discussed our desire to compare our pay rates with the market.  Their expertise performing compensation studies for public libraries was invaluable and they were able to quickly get started on our project.


They used several sources for compensation data including information collected from select peer libraries in our region. This information helped us understand what the cost of labor in our market is.


Once they completed their benchmarking, they provided additional tools such as recommendations on pay structure approaches and gave us insight into total rewards strategies that make sense for a library our size.


We are pleased with the work they performed and the assistance they provided us throughout the process…it really helped us refine our compensation strategy for 2021.

Public sector employers are one of our specialties.  Whether you are a municipality, agency, or public library system, we can help with your HR programs, including recruiting, compensation benchmarking, and staff training.

If you need assistance with recruiting, compensation strategies, or other HR consulting needs, contact us and check out other success stories to learn more.