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An Infopeople Hosted Webinar

April 16th, 2020 10:00 AM
11:00 AM

Start Time: Pacific - 10 AM, Mountain - 11 AM, Central - 12 PM, Eastern - 1 PM


Dianne Connery, Director Pottsboro Area Public Library

Lourdes Aceves, Associate Director, Digital Programs, Urban Libraries Council

How does a small, rural library respond to COVID-19? How can small libraries with limited budgets and staff continue connecting their communities to vital information and library resources? How can the Edge program help inform the technology plans and priorities of small and rural libraries today and when they reopen?

Join us to hear how one small Texas library was able to act quickly to connect its community to vital health care through telemedicine and even find creative ways to keep teens entertained while maintaining social distancing. The library will also speak to how the Edge Program has been key in positioning the library as a critical digital inclusion center and local leader.

Finally, we will share ideas on how libraries without websites can leverage social media to keep their communities informed during the Covid crisis. We look forward to learning some of the practical solutions your library has put in place to support your residents.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Learn best practices from small and rural libraries that have been able to connect with their communities during library closures
  • Be given an overview of the Edge Program and how it can help inform technology improvements that benefit the entire community

This webinar will be of interest to: small and rural libraries

Special note: This webinar is sponsored by the California State Library as part of the 2019/2020 Metrics grant. This initiative was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

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