community-building

Library Outreach on a Shoestring: Advice from the Christian County Library

The Christian County Library in Missouri couldn't fix their underfunding, but could get free publicity.
Location: 
Ozark, Missouri
Librarian: 
Katy Pattinson

Katy Pattison is used to making do. Christian County Library, in the heart of Missouri's Ozark Mountains, gets about two-thirds less funding than an average Missouri library. That's why Katy had to find innovative (and inexpensive) ways to keep her library relevant and in high demand.

 

Working Together: Thriving With Minimal Outside Help

How confidence, communication, and community can result in a happier staff and public computers that hum
Location: 
Ruidoso, NM
Librarian: 
Phyllis Reed

In a small mountain town in southeastern New Mexico, Phyllis Reed directs Ruidoso Public Library with little outside technical help. Despite its somewhat oxymoronic name (Ruidoso means “noisy” in Spanish), and the fact that the clientele population snowballs during the winter, the library runs smoothly and efficiently.

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