What is a small library?

Check out the size of the libraries attending Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018 today.

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Login Instructions for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018

Big Talk From Small Libraries 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 23, 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/7990735223960357635

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: 140-529-427 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 2018 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.

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

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Register today for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018!

There’s only one week until Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018!

Check out the full schedule and register to join us on Friday, February 23.

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 thousand people, or a few hundred, 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 2018 has great sessions for colleges and universities?

At Your Service: the Library as a Community Hub, Tim Lentz, Library Director, Midland University, Fremont, NE (FTE: 1400)

If You Feed Them, They Still Might Not Come: Piloting a Successful Library Open House at a Small, Liberal-Arts College, Lindsey Lowry, Electronic Resources Librarian, Lewis Library at LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA (FTE: 997)

Strategic Planning = Efficiency for the Small Academic Library, Julie Pinnell, University Librarian, Cochrane-Woods Library, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE (FTE: 2,000)

Getting the BAND back together (BAND is a mobile community application that facilitates group communication), Edita Sicken, Instruction & Access Services Librarian, Manchester University, North Manchester, IN (FTE: 1,500)

Sign up today!

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Best Small Library in America at Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018

Register today for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018 and hear how the Boundary County Library in Bonners Ferry, ID earned the 2017 Best Small Library in America award!

Library Director Craig Anderson will be joining us to share the story of how the library and the community joined together to “Create a Culture of Opportunity!”.

Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018 will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 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 thousand people, or a few hundred, this is the day for you!

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2018 Schedule Now Available

The full schedule for the 2018 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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2018 Registration Open

Registration for the 2018 Big Talk From Small Libraries conference is open!

Details can be found on the registration page.

The schedule of presentations has not yet been set. We’re in the process of contacting presenters now, and we’ll have a schedule available for you soon.

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2018 Call for Speakers Closed

The Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018 Call for Speakers is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!

We’ll be going through the submissions over the next few days and will then contact those who have been accepted.

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2018 Call For Speakers now Open!

The Call for Speakers for Big Talk From Small Libraries 2018 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 2018 will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 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 12, 2018.

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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