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ALA is offering free facilitation skills training for small and rural library workers. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2020.  Learn more. ...

Up to 15 scholarships to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) 2020 event in the Chicago suburbs, July 12-15, 2020, are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and...

Library Journal‘s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, honors the U.S. public library that demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.  The deadline is July 2, 2019.  Access the guidelines. ...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive Thursday,...

These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free at https://learn.webjunction.org/. The Power of Small: How Rural Libraries Help Their Communities Thrive Thursday, April 18, 2019...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free. Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach Tuesday,...

OCLC’s WebJunction program, in partnership with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, is accepting applications from small public libraries (serving communities with fewer than 25,000 people) interested in engaging their communities in a process to transform physical...

Seeking Applications for School Library, Community Memory, and Digital Inclusion Grants Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant...

Are Dogs the New Library Cat? At Red Land Community Library in Etters, Pennsylvania, parents can sign children up for a 15-minute slot to read to a golden retriever. The dogs work on Saturdays, sitting contentedly while children choose a book to read aloud. Karen Hostetter, Library...

Date:  Thu, Nov 15, 2018 Time:  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST Centre County is a rural area in Pennsylvania and the Schlow Centre Region Library is using a unique method to bring low-cost internet to help bridge the digital divide. Utilizing TV WhiteSpace — the unused bandwidth...