In addition to his work as a researcher, Keith is also available as a facilitator of guided discussions that help to shape planning and/or evaluation efforts for major library projects involving multi-type library cooperation and technology integration.
All state library agencies must produce five-year State Program Plans for spending Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds. To support planning for the FY 2013-2017 and FY 2018-2022 cycles, Keith facilitated conversations with the State Library Management Team and units to develop ideas for these new plans.
In October 2011, Keith facilitated a conversation among stakeholders of the Limitless Libraries project, a partnership of Nashville Public Library and the Metropolitan Nashville School District. As a result of this conversation, he assisted them in developing a proposal to the Mayor’s Office, City of Nashville, to study the impact of the Limitless Libraries project on students and other beneficiaries.
In 2007-08, Keith interviewed focus groups of University of Colorado Boulder Libraries faculty and staff to inform their planning of a Learning Commons and to assist them in achieving some consensus about the definition of leadership in the Libraries.