Big Talk From Small Libraries 2020

Agenda information will be posted as it becomes available.

The conference will be broadcast online on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time via the GoToWebinar online meeting service.

Speaker bios can be found on the Speakers page.


Welcome to the Conference & Introductions

Christa Porter, Library Development Director, Nebraska Library Commission




12:00-12:50pm – Lightning Round!

Can a New Library Webpage Overcome Small Library Challenges?

Carrie D. Adams, Senior Consultant, Baptist Health Science Libraries, Jacksonville, FL (Population served: 9,000)

Growth Mindset and Staff Development

Betsy Davis, Director, Moundridge Public Library, Moundridge, KS (Population Served: 2,000)

Prom Dress Giveaway!

Jodi Fleurie-Wohlleb, Librarian, Groton Free Public Library, Groton, VT (Population served: 1,000)

Successful Science Liaison Work as a Non-Scientist

Cali Neuberger, Online Learning Librarian & Liaison to the Sciences, Perkins Library, Doane University, Crete, NE (FTE: 3,470)

Community Connections: Working with Schools, Libraries, and Local Partners to Make Big Things Happen 

Michelle Shea, Education Librarian, University Library, Texas A&M University – Central Texas, Killeen, TX (FTE: 3,470)



Thriving Together – Copper Queen Library: Best Small Library in America 2019

Jason Macoviak, Library Manager, Copper Queen Library, Bisbee, AZ (Population served: 5,575)

Copper Queen Library has been named the 2019 Best Small Library in America by Library Journal. Library Journal’s annual award, with the support of sustaining sponsor ­­Baker & Taylor (B&T), was originally created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000.



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