Innovations from America's Best Small Libraries 2011
Archive and related resources from September 20, 2011 webinar with Best Small Library winner and finalists.
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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. In collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, we are hosting this webinar with 2011 finalists. This year's winner, Naturita Community Library (CO), serves a population of only 2,100 with technology, distance education, and programming supporting all the community's lifelong learning needs. The Ames Free Library (North Easton, MA) bridges the computing gap with a nimble thin-client network, wireless access, and laptops for patron use, along with Computer Tutors who help bring patrons to the next level. Page Public Library (AZ) offers almost daily programs for patrons across the age spectrum and addresses patron technology needs including equipment to access distance learning. Join Susan Rice, branch supervisor, Naturita Community Library; Paul Paladino, director, Montrose Regional Library District; Madeline Miele Holt, director, Ames Free Library; Debbie Winlock, director, Page Public Library; and Library Journal's executive editor, Rebecca Miller for an hour of innovative and practical inspiration from three of America's best small libraries.
- View slides (pdf)
- Association for Rural and Small 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
20 September 2011
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]