RLRT: Rural Libraries Roundtable

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 is designed to be of interest to libraries of all types including public, school, rural libraries, special and corporate, and small academic libraries.
Defining characteristics of “rural libraries”:
  • Limited service population
  • Limited budget
  • Minimal staff
  • Geographically isolated

The roundtable is able to serve these functions:

  • Create a network of people who work, volunteer or are interested in rural libraries.
  • Provide a forum for the smallest of NY state libraries to exchange ideas and experiences.
  • Provide an opportunity for continuing education relevant to rural libraries.
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