About Us


Established by Kimberly Bolan Cullin and Rob Cullin in 2004, Kimberly Bolan and Associates, LLC is a library consulting firm which helps clients to secure a more vibrant future by seeing their institutions—and the role of 21st century libraries—in entirely new ways.

Working together to rethink library strategies and reimagine library services, facilities, and operations, we've collaborated with hundreds of public, school, and academic libraries across the United States and abroad. Our areas of expertise include:

  • 21st century library services and transformation
  • New approaches to strategic planning
  • Facility and space planning and design
  • Community awareness and marketing
  • Technology planning


KIMBERLY BOLAN CULLIN 

Kimberly (Kim) Bolan Cullin is an experienced librarian, consultant, and author with a broad background in libraries as well as planning and design. Kim has worked extensively in academic, K-12, and public libraries. (In fact, she began as a library page in 1986 and has since held nearly every position or served in nearly every area—from clerk to circulation to technical services to cataloging to librarian to administrator—along the way.) As a former library administrator she conducted several strategic plans and planned and managed two public library building and expansion projects.

Kim is a Library Journal-recognized "Mover & Shaker" (2004), has published numerous journal articles and three books, including Teen Spaces: The Step-by-Step Library Makeover. She is also a frequent speaker at state and national conferences.

ROB CULLIN

Through his previous work as president and co-founder of Evanced Solutions, LLC, Rob Cullin has been involved with thousands of libraries across the United States, Canada, and Australia. A Library Journal-recognized "Mover & Shaker" (2008), Rob has a broad set of experiences reaching beyond libraries and library software development. He specializes in strategic planning, data and demographic analysis, marketing, and organizational design.

Rob's primary involvement with Kimberly Bolan and Associates began in 2005 when he and Kim co-authored Technology Made Simple: An Improvement Guide for Small and Medium Libraries and began writing and presenting together across the U.S. Since that time, he has been involved in many strategic plans and facilities planning projects for Kimberly Bolan and Associates.

A LIBRARY LOVE STORY

At Kimberly Bolan and Associates, libraries have long been an integral part of our professional lives—but things got personal in 2004. "We love libraries, and we have a library love story," Rob explained. "Kim and I met at a library conference. We fell in love. At the time, she worked at the first library in New York to buy my company's software."

Kim and Rob were married in 2008 in the library of a bed and breakfast. "And," Rob added, "we were married by a librarian—the same librarian who originally hired Kim to work as a library page when she was a teen."