ALA eCourse “Genealogical Research for Librarians by Erin Conway / Marshall-Lyon County Library

Over the month of October, I attended the ALA eCourse “Genealogical Research for Librarians”. Each week, I was given the opportunity to explore a number of public records as well as free and proprietary resources that help people uncover the past and make connections in their family trees.One of the most interesting things that the [...]

Resilient Together: Building School and Public Library Partnerships by Mackenzie Schley / Jackson County Library

 This was a great three-week course presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal. The presenters came from both school and public libraries and described how their successful partnerships came to be. It was inspiring to hear how libraries worked together to create special programs that connected children in the community to resources. Following are [...]

Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference by Thomas Flynn / Marshall-Lyon County Library

This was an immensely valuable event overall, and it highlighted a lot of important topics and discourse specific to libraries in rural settings — something I've found to be difficult to find in the larger conferences and webinars put on by the American Library Association, or other such monoliths in the profession.The topics of community [...]