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Library Management Consulting

LMC Consultants

Brinley FranklinBrinley Franklin, LMC Principal, specializes in academic library administration. A primary focus of Brinley’s consulting practice is to assist colleges and universities with the optimization of overhead cost recovery related to library expenses that support sponsored grants and contracts. His work provides higher education institutions with the data necessary to negotiate the library component of their indirect cost rate in accordance with federal requirements. He has conducted library cost analysis studies at approximately 50 colleges and universities since 1982 related to cost recovery from sponsored grants and contracts. Brinley also provides financial, program and organizational reviews of research libraries.

Brinley is currently Vice Provost Emeritus, University of Connecticut Libraries. He is the co-developer of MINES for Libraries®, a methodology for assessing libraries’ electronic resource use, and received a Library Assessment Career Achievement Award from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the University of Washington for “his instrumental work and involvement in library assessment in 2014.” He was elected ARL President in 2009/2010 and served as Chair of the ARL Statistics and Measurement Committee for three years prior to that. He has served on The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Academic Library Survey Advisory Committee, and on the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Statistics & Evaluation Section. He also served as President of the Boston Library Consortium and NELINET, the New England Library and Information Network.

Previously a Manager in KPMG’s Higher Education Consulting national practice, Brinley earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree with a concentration in information systems management from George Washington University in Washington, DC.


Martha KyrillidouMartha Kyrillidou, LMC Associate, consults in evaluation, assessment and R&D activities. She helps libraries respond to customer needs through the development of user-focused services and culture that enhance the user-experience. With an understanding of trends in services, collections, facilities, and personnel she can help a library tell their story through narratives, visuals and numbers. As the original architect of the StatsQUAL suite of services at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Martha is well positioned to consult and help you maximize the benefits you derive from LibQUAL+, ClimateQUAL and MINES for Libraries. She has also worked on digital library as well as special collections assessment and evaluation methods. Her work has defined the growing and dynamic library assessment community of practice. She can help you with accreditation, grant writing, evaluation plans or serve as your external evaluator and data analyst for your grant and sponsored activities.

Martha is a Research Associate at the iSchool at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, bridging research and practice. She teaches Research Methods at Kent State University and leading the redesign of this course for the core curriculum team. She is on the planning committee of the 2016 Library Assessment Conference and co-chaired the previous conferences. For 22 years she led the ARL assessment programs. In 2003 she spearheaded the development of the StatsQUAL gateway to library assessment tools at ARL that includes LibQUAL+, ClimateQUAL, MINES for Libraries, DigiQUAL and LibValue in addition to the ARL Statistics. Martha has published widely and is available to present, conduct training, and facilitate strategy development. She has a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and two master’s degrees from Kent State University, one in library science and a second one in evaluation and measurement. Her undergraduate degree is from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece. She can also be located at Marthakyrillidou.com.