Thursday, May 14, 2009

Community Relations for Small and/or Rural Public Libraries. No. 579.

In January of this year, a team of library professionals participating in
the ALA Emerging Leaders project were asked by ALA and PLA to survey the directors, managers, and administrators of small and rural public libraries. The goal of the survey is to assess the skills and techniques used by small and rural libraries to build community relations, and to determine what activities and resources are used to build those relations or improve upon those

This post is a request for your assistance with the survey. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and will remain anonymous, unless you select otherwise. The results of this survey will be presented to the Public Library Association and the American Library Association and will assist in the aggregation of current resources for small and rural librarians and the development of new resources.

You can access the survey at: Rural/Small Town Libraries & Community Connections.

The survey will remain open until May 29, 2009.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:

Thank you for participating. Your input as the director or manager of a small or rural library is crucial in helping national organizations better serve you and your institutions.

Thank You-

Christine Ayar

Sarah Lawton

Hagar Shirman

Sarah Townsend

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