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August 2010

Community Organizers Handbook


Check out NetSquared's new Community Organizers Handbook that covers all aspects of local community organizing. This wiki is a great resource for your library in connecting with community groups, whether through meetings and programs you sponsor, or by sharing this resource with your local groups. 

ARSL-ABOS 2010 Conference

Tags: The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) will have their 2010 ARSL-ABOS Joint Conference in Denver, Colorado, on October 14-16. The theme is "Magic in the Mile High City." Designed for directors, staff and trustees of small libraries, bookmobiles and outreach staff, attendees will find information that is helpful, practical and relevant. Sarah Washburn will be sharing about TechSoup in her session, "No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Learn from the Experiences of Others."

WebJunction's Digitization & Preservation Symposium

Tags: Tomorrow, August 25, 2010, WebJunction is hosting a two-hour symposium that will feature presentations on current trends and practical approaches to library digitization and preservation projects.

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Great Advocacy Tool: OCLC's How Libraries Stack Up Report


This report has been out a few months, but I finally got a chance to look at it. I was surprised that it is only 2 pages (could have read it sooner!). But it is full of great stats about the varied roles libraries play in our communities (economic, social and cultural). This report is great for distribution at community meetings, and it could also be emailed to appropriate leaders and shared with all library staff. The technology training statistics caught my eye:

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