Providing exceptional library service on a small library budget and staff size presents special challenges, but also unique opportunities to meet core community needs. Best Practices from America’s Best Small Libraries is a free webcast series presented by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Best Practices uses a combination of live and on-demand presentations where winners and runners up from a decade of LJ’s Best Small Libraries in America award, plus other rural and small library voices share hands-on, real-world tested expertise.
Archived webinars on delivering community value, customer service, makerspaces, marketing and outreach, and fundraising may be found at lj.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/best-practices-from-americas-best-small-libraries.
Upcoming sessions are in the works for data and assessment, construction and renovation, solo librarianship, technology, and professional development.