Best Small Library in America 2010
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.
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Library Journal's annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. After the Glen Carbon Centennial Library in Illinois was recognized as an "honorable mention" in the 2008 awards, its staff resolved to win the award-and they did! Their successful results are seen in their commitment to hire and inspire staff to provide "more than you expect" service to patrons, and in their stellar outreach and programming that leverages partnerships and technology every way they can. We're pleased to bring you this webinar exploring the inner workings of GCCL, in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and featuring GCCL library director, Anne M. Hughes and Library Journal's executive editor, Rebecca Miller.
- View Recording (combined archive of audio, slides, Q&A and chat)
- Programming Flyer Examples from GCCL
- Satisfy and delight--the Bensenville way (videorecording). Order via libraries
- Previous year's award winners:
2005: Haines Borough Public Library, Alaska
2006: Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
2007: Grand County Public Library, Utah
2008: Chelsea District Library, Michigan, and WebJunction webinar handouts from Chelsea
2009: Union County Carnegie Library, South Carolina
2010: Glen Carbon Centennial Library, Illinois, and WebJunction webinar with Anne M. Hughes
2011: Naturita Community Library, Colorado, and WebJunction webinar with Naturita
2012: Independence Public Library, Kansas, and WebJunction webinar with Independence
2013: Southern Area Public Library, West Virginia, and WebJunction webinar with SAPL
2014: Pine River Library, Colorado, and WebJunction webinar with Pine River
2015: Belgrade Community Library, Montana, and WebJunction webinar with Belgrade
18 January 2011
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]