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The American Library Association (ALA) will award up to 650 libraries, in small and rural communities, $3000 each to tackle issues of concern in their communities. The grants will be distributed over two funding rounds. Read the full project guidelines. The deadline is December...

The September/October issue  of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania has research by Dr. Sara A. Grove and Dr. C. Nielsen Brasher, of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, examining Pennsylvania’s public library services. The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Providing Access...

RIPL Regional Travel Stipend Opportunity for Rural and Small Public Libraries Five travel stipends for the South Carolina RIPL Regional, March 31-April 1, 2020, are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These stipends are...

ALA is offering a new learning series, Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries.  The series will help library workers develop facilitation skills to engage with their communities. The project includes a suite of facilitation...

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,...