Rural Library Sustainability Program
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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Webinar / Last Modified: 05 September 2017
Join this webinar to learn from the most recent winners of Library Journal's annual Best Small Library in America Award, Southern Area Public Library (WV) and Pine River Library (CO)
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 August 2017
This webinar showcases information and resources from the Rural Information Center made available to libraries and other organizations working to maintain the vitality of America's rural communities.
Webinar / Last Modified: 12 June 2017
Archive and related resources from September 20, 2011 webinar with Best Small Library winner and finalists.
Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017
The success of the Rural Library Sustainability Project depended on clear articulation and realization of expectations for all involved.
News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017
With travel costs high and libraries busier than ever, library staff are using online technologies to connect and learn. Over 300 librarians attended the February 28, 2013, free one-day online conference, Big Talk From Small Libraries, aimed at libra...
Webinar / Last Modified: 24 May 2017
A webinar with the PEARL Project, designed to enhance the role of the public library in rural areas through community partnerships and outreach plans.
News / Last Modified: 24 May 2017
I have a theory that there is a little bit of magic involved in public library community outreach programs. I don’t believe that the magic is a component of making a good community outreach program. Rather, I believe the magic comes after. It is what...
Document / Last Modified: 24 May 2017
Create your Outreach Action Plan using this template complete with recommended steps and linked resources.
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...
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.