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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...

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,...

Did you miss the webinar on Grantseeking?  No worries!  You can access it as a WebJunction course for FREE!  Other past webinars are also available! New Course: Grantseeking for Libraries. Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members,...

Public library staff in small, mid-sized or rural communities are invited to FREE learning series on dialogue and deliberation facilitation The American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)...

These upcoming webinars are now open for registration. Can’t attend a live session? All WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. All provide CE credit for Pennsylvania public library staff! More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your...

Punxsutawney Memorial Library is highlighted as one of WebJunction’s participant’s in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project. ...