[Michlib-l] Hear from the 2015 Best Small Library in America - WebJunction webinar - Aug 18

White, Shannon (MDE) WhiteS29 at michigan.gov
Thu Aug 6 08:42:58 EDT 2015

Are you in a small library and want to know about how other small libraries create successes in their community? Join this WebJunction webinar on August 18 to learn more from the Belgrade Community Library.  (WebJunction webinars are also archived and available for later viewing.)

Best Small Library in America 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015-2 pm EST-60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/best-small-library-in-america-2015-belgrade-community-library.html

With just six staff members serving a community of 12,700 outside of Bozeman, MT, the Belgrade Community Library won this year's Library Journal Best Small Library in America Award<http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/01/awards/the-loaves-and-fishes-library-best-small-library-in-america-2015/#_>. This award, cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. What is Belgrade's secret award-winning sauce? With a robust volunteer base, they have reimagined library services and aggressively developed new outreach efforts to meet the community's changing needs. The result is intense engagement and support from the community and an impact beyond Belgrade's borders through leadership to small libraries throughout the state. Learn how to replicate and adapt Belgrade's ambitious outreach efforts on a small-library budget.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, and will include an overview of the nomination process<http://features.libraryjournal.com/awards/best-small-library-in-america-award-nomination-guidelines/> and details for next year's award (Deadline: September 9).

Presented by: Gale Bacon, Director, Rebekah Kamp, Children and Youth Services Librarian and Keiley McGregor, Public Services Librarian, all at the Belgrade Community Library; and Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor, Library Journal.


Shannon D. White
Library of Michigan
702 West Kalamazoo, P.O. Box 30007, Lansing, MI 48909-7507
Ph: 517-373-9489; Fax: 517-373-5700
Toll free:  877-479-0021
whites29 at michigan.gov<mailto:whites29 at michigan.gov>

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