Rural Library Sustainability Program

staff training

Thousands of library staff attended workshops delivered in 42 states as a part of the Rural Library Sustainability Project. If you're a participant wanting to revisit a module of the workshop or a trainer wanting to replicate the workshop, you will find all of the materials here. The Documents tab above will provide you with marketing materials on the workshop, as well as the Rural Library Sustainability Continuum. Many folks have used the Continuum as a stand-alone tool to document progress on sustainability efforts.

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Rural and Small Libraries Conference: ARSL 2014 Recap

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

What could be better than the best library conference in your own backyard? How about working for an organization that helps sponsor that conference (thank you OCLC), and allows you to present, learn, and network with nearly 400 other people who love...

Best Small Library in America 2010

 Webinar / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

Archive and associated resources for the January 18, 2011, webinar with Anne M. Hughes and Rebecca Miller presenting Glen Carbon Centennial Library, the 2010 winner of the Best Small Library in America Award.

Library Innovation: There is No Box

 News / Last Modified: 15 May 2017

"Innovation is not technology; it’s a way of thinking." To help us engage in innovative thinking, we need new metaphors and strategies. In The Future is Now: Rural Library as Innovation Incubator, presenters nudge the audience toward a chan...