rural library

Stepping Up

Making broadband more than a library issue
Live Oak, FL
Sherry Millington

Rural libraries that provide technology resources for their communities serve a vital purpose, but they typically take on an entirely new set of difficulties. Even with the added struggles, many rural libraries are stepping up to the plate and offering essential technology services for their community members.

First Class and Class First:

An Emphasis on Learning
Ralston, Nebraska
Karen Mier

As the Computer Support Technician of the Hollis and Helen Baright Public Library in Ralston, Nebraska, Karen Mier is responsible for the library’s hardware and software, and for maintaining its website. She is also responsible for and very proud of the computer courses offered to the library’s patrons. 

Serving a Small Community

The Place for Information

Providing Patrons with Support and Enlightenment
Fitzgerald, Georgia
J. Sara Paulk
As Assistant Director of the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County Library in Fitzgerald, Georgia, J. Sara Paulk is responsible for everything from computer maintenance and upgrades to adult programming, interlibrary loans, and cataloging. One of the biggest and most important aspects of her job is to provide patrons with much-needed support and access to information.

Small and Rural