Capital Consultants was asked to represent the interests of libraries throughout the country when it was hired in 1999 by ALA’s incoming President, Sarah Long, to help create a strategic plan for her year-long term in office. ALA is the oldest, largest and most influential organization of its kind in the world. It includes all municipal libraries, all public libraries, as well as all university libraries throughout the United States. Capital Consultants worked with ALA to develop several new initiatives, including After-School Programs for public libraries and library collaborations with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), as well as with the U.S. Department of Education and several private foundations. Capital Consultants also assisted ALA in implementing an international Sister Libraries Program with long-time CC client, Sister Cities International.