RLRT Long Range Plan

Draft Long Range Plan


On August 7th, 2009, The New York Library Association Rural Libraries Roundtable (RLRT) gathered at North Country Library System in Watertown, NY for our second meeting. As our group was still in its infancy, we decided to brainstorm toward formulating a draft Long-range plan. Thanks so much to our thoughtful members who were able to be present and so helpful in creating this plan.

Rural Libraries Roundtable Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the NYLA Rural Libraries Roundtable is to enable librarians, library managers, friends and trustees of rural libraries to keep in touch with each other as well as assist NYLA in its mission and goals. This roundtable could potentially be of interest to libraries of all types including public, school, small urban branches, special and corporate, and small academic.

Goals and Actions


Goal: To provide quality programming to enhance and build upon excellence in management and governance of rural libraries.


Goal: Improve knowledge, respect and advocacy for rural libraries and their directors and staff



Goal: To expand and build upon the Membership of the Rural Libraries Roundtable and to provide opportunities for Networking and Recognition.



Goal: Explore and Create Marketing and Public Relations Tools that benefit the Roundtable, Promote Advocacy and Build Awareness of Rural Libraries Issues and Accomplishments.



Kim Iraci, Pioneer Library System
Angela Gonzalez, Warsaw Public Library, September, 2009