The schedule and presenters have been announced for the second Library 2.020 mini-conference: “Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries.” This free, online event will be held on Wednesday, June 17, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. MDT. This mini-conference will focus on innovation and innovative thinking in rural, independent, tribal, and other small libraries — as well as the many unique challenges that they face.
All times MDT
- OPENING KEYNOTE: Jim Lynch and Kate Laughlin (co-moderators), with Jennifer Pearson, Melanie S. Toledo, and Dianne Connery.
- Connecting the Community – Digital Inclusion: Dianne Connery
- Nitty Gritty Policy Makeover: Jennie Garner
- Winning Grants for Small & Rural Libraries: Stephanie Gerding
- Park It Right Here: Creating Welcoming Grounds at Rural Public Libraries: Angela Gonzalez
- Understanding Political Power and Influence: Patrick Sweeney
- Libraries and ebooks; challenges and opportunities: Cindy Altick Aden
- Building Stronger Relationships with Tribal Libraries: Janessa Esquivel
- Virtual Storytime: Bailee Hutchinson
- Library learning in the time of COVID: resources and tips for library people : Veronda J. Pitchford
- Library Reopening Plans: Mary Soucie
- CLOSING KEYNOTE: Crosby Kemper, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services
The conference page has full descriptions of sessions and presenters. Learn more and register.