Specializing in:


curriculum design

e-learning design

online learning programs


in-person workshops

staff development

Subject specialities:


digital literacy

public technology access



performance measurement

storytelling for advocacy



staff confidence

increased competency levels

increased capacity

improved service

innovative approaches

culture of learning

“Crystal will get the job done. I have worked with her for well over a hundred hours on a project to highlight innovation in libraries: I would work with her again in a heartbeat. She is a true bright spark in the library field. She will tell you what you need to do, and she will make sure the work gets done. I highly recommend Crystal as a consultant. You will be all the richer for working with her.”
– Christopher Kyauk, Information Systems Specialist, Alameda County Library

“Crystal Schimpf opened the doors to incredible possibilities around elearning for the librarian team at Western State Colorado University.  She not only taught general skills and best practices, but took the team all the way through the process of creating and distributing content that is making a difference for our students and faculty. Crystal was an invaluable resource and her services and content were second to none.”
– Dustin Fife, Director of Library Services, Western State Colorado University

“We’ve had the pleasure of bringing Crystal Schimpf to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to present two different workshops, one on digital storytelling for libraries, and one on bringing innovation to public libraries. On both occasions, she worked carefully with me to design a training event that would meet the specific needs of our attendees and the libraries they represent. Her knowledge and application of instructional design best practices were genuinely impressive; the workshops both featured an excellent balance of experiential learning exercises, focused instruction, and specially-designed supporting materials. I’ve booked scores of library trainers over the years, and she’s easily one of the very best.”
-Sam Eddington, Training Coordinator, Eastern Shore Regional Library