Big Talk From Small Libraries online conference

Feb. 28, 2012
Location: , Online Only

We’ve been listening! A comment we’ve heard pretty often is that so many
presentations at conferences seem to be by and for librarians from
larger libraries. Well, Big Talk From Small Libraries
<> will change that.
This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small
libraries; the smaller the better. Each of our speakers is from a small
library or directly works with small libraries.
Topics range from technology (new tech and old tech) to programming to
partnering with your community. Speakers will cover eight topics—one
each hour. Come for the programs on what you’re dealing with now or
maybe try something new.
Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or
small their library is, but if your library serves a few thousand
people, or a few hundred, this is the day for you.
More details, including speaker bios, session descriptions, technical
information and registration can be found @
This conference was organized and is hosted by Michael Sauers and Laura
Johnson of the Nebraska Library Commission <>
and is co-sponsored by the Association for Small & Rural Libraries
<> and Library Renewal <>.
*Big Talk From Small Libraries**
*February 28, 2012*
*8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CT)**
*Preliminary Schedule:**
*8:45am Log-in, Welcome, Housekeeping – Michael Sauers & Laura Johnson,
Nebraska Library Commission
9:00am *Helping Your Patrons E-Read –***Karen Mier, Plattsmouth Public
Library (NE)
10:00am *Community Partnerships* – Karla Bieber, A.H. Brown Library &
Diane Althoff, Gregory Public Library (SD)
11:00am *The Fayetteville Free Library Fab Lab* – Lauren Smedley,
Fayetteville Free Library (NY)
12:00pm *TBA*
1:00pm *Training the Public* – Jessamyn West, (VT)
2:00pm *Working in the Cloud* – Jezymnne Dene, Portneuf District Library
3:00pm *Gaming and Game Collection Development* – Diane Trinkle,
Nortonville Public Library (KS)
4:00pm TB*A*