Schedule at a Glance
All Plenary and Breakout Sessions will take place between Noon-5:30 p.m.
|December 7th 1:30pm – 2:30pm||Ensuring Early School Success: What Mobilized Communities & Libraries Can Do||Join us for a panel conversation about the powerful role that libraries are playing in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) across the country.||Jenny Atkins, Patti Fuchs, Heather Gray, Ken Livingston and Elizabeth Yusko|
|A Parent Nation, Partnering with Families to Support Children's Learning||Learn how librarians can use the Parent Nation model to support children’s learning.||Rochelle Garrett & Kendra Smiley|
|Rural Libraries as Anchors||This presentation will explore how rural libraries can lead in bridging the digital divide through sustainable, place-based solutions.||Melissa Newman, Rhea Carter and Conner Thomas|
|Seeking Funding through Grants and Other Sources Part 1||The first portion of the section will review pointers for applicants, and will go into detail about current programs from NEH, as well as examples from state-level funders of interest.||Dr. Jesse Johnston|
|Libraries for Health: Expanding Mental Health Services to Texans through Libraries||This panel will discuss a new initiative developed in partnership between St. David's Foundation and the RAND Corporation to expand mental health services in Central Texas.||Jesse Simmons and Abena Asante|
|December 7th 2:40pm – 3:40pm||Playful Libraries Support Playful Learning||What is playful learning? Why is it important to our communities? Find out how we can create opportunities in our existing library spaces for play and learning.||Heather McCue|
|IMLS Rural Library Fellowship - Increasing 3rd Grade Reading Scores One Library at a Time?||In this session you will learn each presenter's unique approach and their journey through the process of implementing their plans using the 6 principles of the Rural Library Anchor Framework.||Wendy Johnston, Justin Barkley, Lesley Peck and Allie Steven|
|Seeking Funding through Grants and Other Sources Part 2||The second hour will be more interactive and discuss writing tips, while also allowing time for questions and discussion.||Dr. Jesse Johnston|
|December 8th 1:30pm – 2:30pm||From Advocacy to Activism||This session will explore strategies and tactics used by some of the best community organizers, political action committees, and politicians to effect change and build power.||John Chrastka|
|IMLS Rural Library Fellowship - Increasing 3rd Grade Reading Scores One Library at a Time.||In this session you will learn each presenter's unique approach and their journey through the process of implementing their plans using the 6 principles of the Rural Library Anchor Framework.||Wendy Johnston and Rural Library Fellows|
|More than books – how rural development can partner with libraries to transform communities||Rural Development can be a strong partner and provide resources and technical assistance to libraries as they explore opportunities to meet new and growing needs to transform their communities.||Chad Parker|
|Let's Talk About Teens||Do you have trouble getting teens back into your library after COVID? Want to know how to start a Teen Advisory Board? Then this is the session for you!||Stacy Lane|
|Drafting a Diversity Plan for Your Library||We will cover why your library should have a diversity plan and how you can take steps to draft one.||Julie Edwards|
|December 8th 2:40pm – 3:40pm||Building the Library Coalition||This session will help you understand how local elected officials can be activated for your success along with ways to identify the organizations, agencies, and stakeholder groups you need to become aligned with.||John Chrastka|
|IMLS Rural Library Fellowship - Increasing 3rd Grade Reading Scores One Library at a Time.||In this session you will learn each presenter's unique approach and their journey through the process of implementing their plans using the 6 principles of the Rural Library Anchor Framework.||Wendy Johnston, Melanie Toledo, Calla Jarvie and Jennifer Costley|
|Creative Collaboration in Public and School Libraries||This session will explore creative collaborations to provide your community with exceptional library service within the restrictions and limits we all experience.||Cindy Delanty|
|December 8th 3:50pm - 4:50pm||Understanding Modern Cherokee Identity Through Literature||There will be a drawing for one grand prize winner for those who attend this session||Annette Clapsaddle|
Mark Dec. 7-8, 2022 on your calendars to join library practitioners across rural America to celebrate their role in building strong communities. The Library Summit is a prominent event for practitioners addressing educational and health disparities and complements the work of other rural and small library organizations by driving resources to rural libraries.
The Summit brings together more than 500 rural library practicioners and friends of the library, disburses $10,000 in incentives, features keynote speakers like country recording artist and foster care advocate Jimmy Wayne, and offers best and promising practices for moving cradle-to-career outcomes and networking opportunities!
If you have questions, contact Regina Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 302-5435.