Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL)

Small and Rural Libraries Forum

The Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages active participation in Illinois library organizations. 



News

SARL Meetups
February 1, 2024
Please join the Small and Rural Libraries Forum (SARL) for a virtual meetup on topics chosen by you, for you. Guests will share experiences and insight and lead discussion and a Q&A. (Click the link below to register for the meetup) Intervie…
Small and Rural Libraries Forum Interest Form
January 26, 2022
The ILA Small and Rural Libraries Forum represents the interests of small and rural libraries in Illinois, provides a forum for staff at all levels and trustees to discuss issues of particular interest to small and rural libraries, and encourages act…
SARL Forum featured in RAILS My Library Is... Blog
September 28, 2021
Read the blog post here. 

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Events

  1. Feb 29 2024

    SARL Meetups: Interviewing Tips in a Small Town

    Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 2:00pm–3:00pm

  2. Mar 21 2024

    SARL Meetups: Budgeting

    Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 2:00pm–3:00pm

  3. Apr 11 2024

    Small and Rural Libraries Forum Meeting

    Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 3:00pm–4:00pm

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Fill out the form below if you're interested in joining an ILA Forum.

ILA Forum Interest Form


Forum Leadership

  1. Esther Curry Esther Curry, Board liaison C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  2. Cathy Grafton Cathy Grafton, Member Library Director at Odell Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  3. Jessica Rodrigues Jessica Rodrigues, Member Head of Information Services at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library District
    Term ends 06/30/2025
  4. Kristin Pekoll Kristin Pekoll, Staff liaison Conference and Continuing Education Manager at Illinois Library Association
    Term ends 06/30/2025

iREAD Summer Reading Programs

Since 1981, iREAD provides high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read.

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