Public Library Building Consultants

The names listed below represent librarians in Texas with experience in public library building and/or space planning and are added at the request of the consultant. Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. For corrections or additions, please contact


Steve Brown
Stewart-Brown Library Consulting
5032 Ridgeview Ct.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Phone: 817-581-8509
Areas of specialty: "We work primarily with public libraries on facilities planning (for both new and existing buildings, needs assessments, master planning studies, library location issues, and collection management plans."

Betsy Burson, Ph.D.
2106 Wilson Dr.
Arlington, TX 76011
Phone: 817-795-2194
Note: Arlington (TX) Public Library Director, Retired

June Garcia, Library Consultant
June Garcia, LLC
1195 South Harrison Street
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: 303 757 7420 
Cell: 303-522-2225
Note: Former director of San Antonio Public Library System
Areas of specialty: New construction and expansion of branch libraries, as well as extensive remodels and reconfigurations of large central libraries.

Toni Garvey, Associate Principal
Providence Associates, LLC
15817 N. 10st St.
Phoenix, AZ
Cell: 602-743-1096

Aubrey W. George, Associate Principal
Providence Associates, LLC
13163 Hunters Brook
San Antonio, TX 78230
Cell: 210-288-7519

David M. Henington, Library Consultant
6225 San Felipe
Houston, TX 77057-2809
Phone: 713-780-3798
Note: Houston Public Library Director, Retired

Traphene Hickman
421 Lee
Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Phone: 972-291-1870
Note: Dallas County Library System Director, Retired

Laura J. Isenstein, President
Providence Associates, LLC
1530 East Elm Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326-5340
Phone: 928-649-0791
Cell: 210-274-9959
Note: Former director of San Antonio Public Library System

Florence Mason
F. Mason and Associates
1940 County Road 250
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 970-247-0252
Cell: 214-649-3250

David Price, President
Averus Corporation
111 Wild Horse Way
Georgetown, TX 78633
Phone: 512-868-0266
Cell: 916-769-5401

James B. Stewart
Stewart-Brown Library Consulting
5008 Evergreen
Victoria, TX 77904
Phone: 361-573-0390
Cell: 361-564-6359

Richard L. "Dick" Waters, Principal Consultant
Godfrey's Associates, Inc.
10738-C  Park Village Place
Dallas, TX 75230-3911
Phone: 401-556-2398
Fax: 214-691-3645
Areas of specialty: "Godfrey’s works with libraries of all types and sizes with a focus on vital community connection, and now providing powerful and practical action to help libraries improve the energy efficiency of buildings --  saving operational dollars and addressing climate change."



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