Each year, ACLA staff provides customized consulting services to local library boards, municipal officials, library directors and other staff, and Friends organizations. These services address a wide variety of issues, including board governance, accounting practices, advocacy, fundraising, compliance with State Code and Regulations, leadership transitions, municipal funding, human resource policies and practice, youth services and general library operations. ACLA provides technical assistance to build the governance and management capacity of individual libraries, as well as convenes and consults with the Member Libraries for purposes of strategic planning and resource sharing. Staff visits local libraries throughout the year to gain a better understanding of the specific achievements and challenges of each individual library and community and, as needed, provides information, resource referrals, policy and document templates, and guidance. Staff provides consulting services via email, phone, and in-person.