ARSL Conference Recap: Rockin' in Little Rock

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Image: ARSL Dessert The Association for Rural & Small Libraries annual conference is one of our favorite events of the year. With so many library staff eager to learn, there is a great vibe and camaraderie. This year, WebJunction staffers, Jennifer Peterson and Kendra Morgan, attended the conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. ARSL brought together a wonderful program of presenters, keynotes, and a record-breaking 510 participants. We enjoyed visiting with attendees at our WebJunction table, at sessions, meals and of course, hallways and elevators (You learn good stuff there!).

Here’s a collection of resources to help to recap the conference:

Image courtesy ARSL on Facebook

An extra special thank you to all the state, regional, and local libraries, boards, and friends who made it possible for small and rural library staff to attend through grants and scholarships!

We're also keeping the good energy and learning from the conference going by hosting three webinars as encore presentations of conference sessions.

November 18: Creating a Culture of Yes at Your Library and in Your Community

December 3: Family Literacy at a Food Pantry

December 15: Data Visualization for the Rest of Us: A Beginner's Guide

We are pleased to continue to partner with ARSL on webinar programming, and look forward to our future collaborations.