Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 16 October 2013 - 3:14pm
There's a lot of talk about the value in leaving the library building. Not for patrons, mind you, but for staff. I'm often reminded of a marvelous tip I learned from Gail Santy, a presenter at the Association for Rural and Small Libraries conference last year (handouts from her presentation).
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 7 October 2013 - 9:35am
I was sad to miss the recent Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) conference in Omaha, Nebraska. ARSL is one of my favorite library conferences to attend. I am, however, really enjoying exploring the conference resources as they are shared.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 2 July 2013 - 8:22am
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 13 June 2013 - 12:07pm
If you missed yesterday's webinar on supporting patron learning in small spaces with small budgets, never fear - it was recorded!
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 29 April 2013 - 10:37am
Submitted by Lana Gardner on 31 October 2012 - 4:11pm
Coming out of several years of budget cuts, the Cherokee County Public Library's determination to revamp and revitalize its resources, services, and programs provided the impetus for the development of a new strategic plan. With no money for outside consultation, we began a process that would allow us to do what we do best: find the best information relative to our organization, and utilize the strengths of our staff and stakeholders to form a plan that would benefit the community as a whole.
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 20 September 2012 - 7:22am
Today as I walked in to work I was barraged by the enormous Salesforce conference (50,000 attendees!) in downtown San Francisco. This is the type of conference that defies all of my previous event experiences: a closed-off street covered with sod to create a "park" where participants can mingle and watch a presenters in front of a big screen; conference personel greeting me as I walk down the sidewalk (that was kinda nice); trucks with huge billboards advertising booth numbers and products that circle endlessly around the conference city blocks; groups of men and women in suits staring at smartphones and giving bro-hugs...
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 9 September 2011 - 3:09am
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 30 August 2011 - 12:35pm
If you don't know what ARSL is or why you should go, you should. Allow me to take a few steps back to get everyone up to speed: ARSL is the most excellent Association for Rural and Small Libraries, and next month is the organization's annual conference, where rural and small librarians and staff gather to learn from each other. Sound too good to be true?
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 3 June 2011 - 2:47pm
I've attended the Association for Rural and Small Libraries conference a handful of times now, and each year my assessment is the same: my favorite conference of the year!