pelz library group

Carol Pelz
PO Box 159
Galloway OH 43119
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Carol Pelz
PO Box 159
Galloway OH 43119
Email Carol

Thanks for making the Director Search a thoughtful and thorough process. Who would have thought it could be FUN? I guarantee it would not have been an enjoyable process without your wise and patient guidance! Thanks for everything!

Board Member, Marysville Public Library


Our library director had been with us for over 30 years. Without Carol's guidance, I'm not sure how we could have handled the search for his replacement. Carol was extremely helpful and guided us through the process with ease. I would recommend Carol without reservation.

Jim Jacomet, Board President, Troy-Miami County Public Library


"Carol is knowledgeable and doesn't hold back. If you want someone who calls it like they see it, she is the one you want. She also will give honest and thorough feedback as well as suggestions."

Rachelle Miller, Director, Troy-Miami County Public Library

Why the Pelz Library Group?

Business and Library Consulting and Coaching Services by Pelz Library Group

30 years of award winning experience in Ohio as a Library Director and firm knowledge of the legal aspects of the search only make the process easier. Under Carol's direction, the Grandview Heights Public Library was selected as a Hennen Top Ten Library and a Library Journal 5 Star Library. Carol's experience as a progressive Director formed her firm commitment to understanding the culture of the Library, the Library Board and the staff. It reassures all the participants and makes the search criteria more accurate. We know what it takes to be a great Director and will do everything possible to find the correct fit for the Board, the staff and the community.

In partnership with numerous other consulting groups, we can provide the finest in Director Search, Levy Campaign Assistance, Mentoring, Library Analysis, and Staff and Public Service Assessments.

Succession Planning

Looking into the future is challenging, as Boards and Staff attempt to decide when management transitions take place. Knowing your strategic goals and current position is vital to your future success.

Executive Search

Making the correct choice for new leadership is key to the health and success of your organization. The selection of either a new Director or Fiscal Officer is one of the most important decisions a Board can make.

Revenue Enhancement

In cooperation with HolyCow!Consulting, we can help you assess the possible success of a levy venture, help map out the process and share ways to successfully promote your levy.


Everyone knows that Library leadership is retiring at an alarming rate and the field for recruitment is becoming smaller and less mobile each year. There are wonderful professionals with good qualifications and instincts, but need a little help getting up to speed on library law and standard operating procedures.


Need a fresh view of your building and its collection? We regularly do walk-through assessments and help you plan for your building''s footprint maximization or work on space planning documents for your Board and architect. Fresh eyes are very beneficial in looking at future space formatting.

Strategic Planning

We help libraries make meaningful business plans based on accurate information and use of expert facilitation in planning sessions. By using Surveys, Focus/Listening Groups and Community Interviews, we make successful plans for the Board, staff and community. Through vision formulation, data gathering and Board and staff facilitation, the planning process can be easy. If you are seeking a sleek operations model, competent personnel evaluation measures and nimble service response, you need our planning process.

Team Building & Keeping Morale UP

Two popular programs to keep staff on track and excited about their work! Excellent for InService Days.

Conflict Management, Collaborative Problem Solving and Mediation

We train library staffs in non-technical areas such as problem solving, change management, and conflict resolution. Should the situation require a mediator, expert assistance is available from Russ Crabtree.