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 Amy Moulton on 24 September 2013 - 3:40pm
During a visit to La Veta Public Library in southern Colorado last year, I noticed a colorful keyboard and big monitor sitting in the children’s area. When Director Sandra Hackbarth told me about her great experiences with the HATCH iStartSmart touchscreen early childhood learning system, I was ready to go back to my library and buy one.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 19 September 2013 - 6:17am
Join us on September 25th at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from Edge Initiative pilot libraries located in small/rural communities!
Submitted by Alison Saffold on 3 September 2013 - 9:22am
Submitted by Sheila Urwiler on 27 February 2013 - 11:07am
Describe what your library means to its community.
We are a "third place," some place other than work and home, where people can relax, get information and entertainment, use computers, and feel welcomed and cared about.
Submitted by Dwight McInvaill on 12 September 2012 - 9:46am
Small and rural libraries comprise the dark matter of the American civic universe. Within the space beyond the bright lights of urbanity, they underpin the cultural energy of communities.
Submitted by Bill Young on 16 August 2012 - 9:34am
If you’ve been following this blog, you have an idea of the scope of the Edge Initiative. It’s a big project, with a lot of to-do items:
Submitted by Kyla Hunt on 14 September 2011 - 10:21am
Submitted by Sarah Washburn on 9 September 2011 - 3:09am