Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries: Community-Led Libraries (Online)

Tuesday, September 26, 2011, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Library Journal‘s annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. In collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, WebJunction is hosting this webinar with 2011 finalists. This year’s winner, Naturita Community Library (CO), serves a population of only 2,100 with technology, distance education, and programming supporting all the community’s lifelong learning needs. The Ames Free Library (North Easton, MA) bridges the computing gap with a nimble thin-client network, wireless access, and laptops for patron use, along with Computer Tutors who help bring patrons to the next level. Page Public Library (AZ) offers almost daily programs for patrons across the age spectrum and addresses patron technology needs including equipment to access distance learning.

Join Susan Rice, branch supervisor, Naturita Community Library; Paul Paladino, director, Montrose Regional Library District; Madeline Miele Holt, director, Ames Free Library; Debbie Winlock, director, Page Public Library; and Library Journal’s executive editor, Rebecca Miller for an hour of innovative and practical inspiration from three of America’s best small libraries.

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