Himmel & Wilson is a consulting firm that helps all types of libraries with their planning, technology, management, and building needs. Our two partners and full-time consultants, Ethel Himmel and Bill Wilson, have completed nearly 200 projects with libraries, library systems, and state library agencies in thirty-four states since our start-up in 1987. Himmel & Wilson has its offices in an historic craftsman-style structure in Milton, Wisconsin. Ethel Himmel and Bill Wilson are the authors of Planning for Results: A Library Transformation Process, published by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1998 and of The Functions and Roles of State Library Agencies published by ALA in 2000.

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Ethel has been consulting full-time since 1991. Her Bachelor's degree in Political Science is from the University of Illinois and her Master's degree in Library Science is from the University of Wisconsin. Ethel's Ph.D. in Library Science is also from UW. Before returning to the University to attain her doctorate, she served as the Deputy Director of the La Crosse (WI) Public Library.

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Bill started consulting part-time in 1987 and has been a full-time consultant since 1996.  Before assuming his career as a full-time consultant Bill served as Wisconsin's State Librarian. Bill's Bachelor's degree is from Gordon College (MA) and his Master's degree in Library Science is from S.U.N.Y-Buffalo. Bill has completed additional graduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Library Science and Urban and Regional Planning.

In keeping with our efforts to help libraries, we invite you to explore the following links of special interest. Included are links to public libraries, state library agencies, library associations, and to other library related organizations. We've also located and provided connections to some planning, management, and technology web-sites that may be of interest to libraries. Finally, we've provided links to some of our favorite search engines.

We also encourage you to visit our Web-Site of the Month. Each month we select what we believe is an exceptional library web-site and link it to make it easy for you to visit. We think you'll find some great ideas for your own web-pages by looking at what some of your colleagues have done.

Special Interest Sites

OUR SITE OF THE MONTH for September 2004:
NEW!Phoenix Public Library

Library Web Sites


State Library Agency Sites

Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) State Library Links

Other Library and Educational Links 

Librarians Index to the Internet

Sites of Interest to Kids, Parents, Teachers, Media Specialists and Youth Services Librarians

Library Associations

National & International Library & Information Science Associations

State & Regional School Library, Educational Media & Technology Associations

State Library Associations

San Jose State University's Links to Other Library & Information Science Organizations

Planning Sites

City of Grande Prairie, Alberta - Strategic Planning Sites
Strategic Futures International Planning & Futures Links
U. S. Census Bureau - Search for data by Name of City, County, etc.
U. S. Census Bureau - Search for data using graphical GIS map


Management Sites

International City/County Management Association Links

Technology Sites

Wisconsin Division for Libraries and Community Learning Library Technology Sites

Search Engines

Ask Jeeves

Google (one of our favorites)

Meta Crawler (one of our favorites!)




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We invite your comments and recommendations for web-sites to include on our Home-Page.

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