Rural Library Materials

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Attached is a copy of "A Small but Powerful GUIDE to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library." This reflects the responses to stated advocacy needs of small rural librarians, with clearly stated strategies, for self-advocacy and resources with ALA and elsewhere.

It is the result of support from ALA members, members of the Association for Rural and Small Librarians (ARSL) and the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS), and others who responded to 1) a 2003 survey of advocacy needs and strategies, and 2) a solicitation for success stories from these same librarians.

The Small but Powerful ONLINE TOOLKIT to winning Big Support for Your Rural Library also serves as a reflection to these responses with actual tools and downloadable templates to support these strategies. The toolkit is at

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