Small & Rural Libraries Conference

Date(s) - 05/13/2016
9:00 am CDT - 4:00 pm CDT

FSU-Panama City Campus

We will hold our Small & Rural Library Conference on May 13, 2016 at the Bland Conference Center at FSU-Panama City.

Registration/Meet & Greet begins at 9:00 AM. Central Time. Programming will commence at 9:30 A.M. Central Time.

We are excited to announce the following programs:

Dynamic Tried & True Library Programs for All Ages @ Little or No Cost!
Presenter: Susie Randleman

Entice patrons to your library – circulate your collections – by creating fun, informative and entertaining programs for all ages! This Librarian with 38 years experience will give live demonstrations, loads of great ideas, sample flyers, publicity tips, a video and a 75+ page manual to help you create win-win library programs that utilize the hidden talent and resources available in everyone’s community.

Family Literacy at a Food Pantry
Presenter: Betsy Kennedy

The Cazenovia Public Library is connecting the dots between early literacy, the local food pantry and family well-being, and they’re doing it all on a small budget. Starting with an Early Literacy project at the CazCares food pantry, library outreach coordinators began to build more in-depth relationships with the food pantry’s clients. Their interactions led to unexpected positive outcomes:

  • adults obtaining their high school equivalency through the library tutoring program;
  • school age children participating in an interactive summer learning program and book club
  • and the food pantry becoming the site for ESL classes, Dolly Parton Imagination Library sign ups and health literacy initiatives.

Find out how this innovative library team supplemented their small budget with donations and volunteers to make Family Literacy work for the community.

The Family History Mystery 
Presenter: Ann Robbins

A  how-to-do-it on basic genealogy research for the Beginner. We will cover the “do’s” and “don’ts”  of tracing your family tree. There will be a display of genealogy books to browse and genealogy charts and forms you can order for free on line.  Join us in solving the mystery of the family tree.

**Lunch will be catered by Liza’s Kitchen**
Sponsored by:
Recorded Books


Registration is closed for this event.

For FY2021-22, 70% of the total costs for the PLAN Continuing Education program ($220,000) is supported by federal money, and 30% of this program ($92,991) is supported by state money. The total budget of the project is $312,991.