2019 Conference Wrap-up

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 is a wrap! Thanks to all the presenters and attendees. It was a great day!

Evaluation

What did you think of Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019? Please share your impressions of this year’s event on our Feedback Form.

Continuing Education Credit

Nebraska library staff and board members: You can earn 1 C.E. credit for each 50-minute session attended. Due to the nature of this event, we cannot track which sessions you attended, so please fill out and submit this special Big Talk From Small Libraries CE Report form, so your C.E. credits can be recorded correctly.

Non-Nebraska attendees: Any CE credit you wish to earn for this event will need to be arranged with your CE-granting agency, since we are not authorized to give you CE credits. A “Thank you for attending” email has been automatically sent from the GoToWebinar system to all attendees who logged in to the live session. That message serves as your proof of attending. In addition, a link to a PDF certificate will be included in the e-mail.

Recordings and Presentations

At the moment we have a single eight-hour-long video file. As with previous years, we’ll be editing this down into the individual presentation recordings, posting them to YouTube, and embedding them here on the site under Previous Conferences. We’re also collecting the PowerPoint files from each of our speakers and will also be posting them as we receive them. So, this process, especially the video editing, will take some time. Everything will be posted as it becomes available, but experience tells us that this process will take a week or two.

Watch Parties

If you watched our event with others, please let us know the size of your group for our statistics via our Contact form.

Thanks!

Thanks once again, and please keep an eye on the site for more news and updates. If you have any questions, please use the Contact form to send us your questions, comments and feedback.

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What is a small library?

Check out the size of the libraries attending Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 today!

 

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Login Instructions for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 will be broadcast online using the GoToWebinar online meeting service. Please see the NLC Online Sessions webpage for detailed information about GoToWebinar, including system requirements and firewall configuration. GoToWebinar works on Windows, Mac, Google Chrome OS, Linux, iOS and Android devices.

TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE – Pre-Registration is no longer required!

On February 22, you will be able to join the conference at any time by following these instructions. There is one login for the entire day of presentations – you can use these instructions to log in and out of the conference as you like throughout the day, based on your interest and availability.

1. On your computer workstation, go to

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2391992333371791107

and register in the GoToWebinar system.

2. Use the link on the confirmation webpage to connect to the session.

3. You will be connected to audio using your computer’s speakers (VoIP).

If the link above does not work, go to https://www.gotomeeting.com/webinar/join-webinar Type or paste in the Webinar ID: 923-196-827 and enter your e-mail address. Click ‘Yes’ or ‘Always’ (or ‘Trust’ on a Mac) if prompted to accept the download.

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Big Talk From Small Libraries is tomorrow!

Small libraries! Awesome ideas! FREE!

Join us tomorrow for the Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 online conference. Registration is still open, so head over to the Registration page and sign up!

We have a great agenda for the day, with seven 50 minute sessions plus five 10 minute lightning round sessions. You can log in and out of the conference as you like throughout the day, based on your interest and availability.

Topics range from technology to programming to new roles for the library. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries.

So, come join us for a day of big ideas from small libraries!

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Only One Week Until Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019!

Small libraries! Awesome ideas! FREE Online Conference! There’s only one week until Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019!

Check out the full schedule and register to join us on Friday, February 22.

Sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL), 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. This event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries.

Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

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College and University Sessions @ Big Talk From Small Libraries

Did you know that Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 has great sessions for colleges and universities?Marketing Out Loud: How Small Libraries Can Make Marketing Fun & Interactive, Courtney Hicks, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Southhaven, MS (FTE: 7,400)

Building New Services from Scratch: Lessons Learned from Startup Library Cultures, Raymond Pun, Instruction/Research Librarian, Alder Graduate School of Education, Redwood City, CA and Jennifer Shimada, Library Director, Relay Graduate School of Education, New York City, NY (Population served: 150)

But We Don’t Have an OA Librarian: Open Education with No Budget, Shanna Hollich, Collections Management Librarian, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA (FTE: 1,030)

Improving Graphics Workflow for Efficient, Consistent Service: SRSU Case Study, Betsy Evans, Education and Outreach Librarian, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX (FTE: 2,400)

Sign up today!

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Best Small Library in America at Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019

Technology instructor Shawna Bryce leads an adult tech class at the Mars Hill Library. Photo by Jack Flame Sorokin

Register today for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 and hear how the Madison County Public Libraries in Mars Hill, NC earned the Library Journal 2018 Best Small Library in America award!

Technology Instructor Shawna Bryce will be joining us to share the story of how the library engaged its community with partnerships, outreach, relationships, and top-notch professional service.

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 via the GoToWebinar online meeting service.

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. Everyone is welcome to register and attend, regardless of how big or small your library. But, if your library serves a few hundred to a few thousand people, this is the day for you!

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2019 Schedule Now Available

The full schedule for the 2019 Big Talk From Small Libraries online conference is now available!

You will find it on the Schedule page. Information about our presenters is available on the Speakers page.

If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time to jump over to the Registration page and sign up!

You are welcome to watch as an individual or to host a group viewing of the conference. If several staff members from the same library want to attend, you can just register for one seat and have staff members view/listen together via one workstation.

You can also host a viewing party this same way and invite staff from other libraries. For any group viewings, if you know who will be there, you can list your Additional Attendees on your one registration or you can send us a list after the event.

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2019 Registration Open

Registration for the 2019 Big Talk From Small Libraries conference is open!

This FREE one-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the innovative things your colleagues are doing in their small libraries.

Register to join us on Friday, February 22.

The Call for Speakers closes today and we’ll start evaluating the submissions next week. The full schedule will be available soon.

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2019 Call for Speakers Now Open!

The Call for Speakers for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 is now open!

This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better! We are looking for speakers from small libraries or speakers who directly work with small libraries. Small libraries of all types – public, academic, school, museum, special, etc. – are encouraged to submit a proposal We’re looking for seven 50-minute presentations and five 10-minute “lightning round” presentations.

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2019 will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 between 8:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (CT) via the GoToWebinar online meeting service.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal by Friday, January 18, 2019.

Speakers from libraries serving fewer than 10,000 people will be preferred, but presentations from libraries with larger service populations will be considered.

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