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OLA 2013

PEARL Project (Promoting and Enhancing the Advancement of Rural Libraries)

Date: April 3, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sponsor: Public Libraries Division

The PEARL (Promoting and Enhancing the Advancement of Rural Libraries) Project has been successful in helping Texas rural librarians reach out to groups and organizations in their communities and to raise visibility of and appreciation for their libraries. Community outreach plans, designed to identify and fill a need in the community are at the heart of this unique model. The process is supported by an actionable template which leads participants from community assessment, through strategic planning, to implementation, and concludes with evaluating outcomes.

Barbara Blake is the Outreach Coordinator for the PEARL Project, University of North Texas.  Two Texas Librarians who have used the PEARL Project will talk about the impact made for their libraries.

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