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ERIC Number: EJ788683
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-1
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
Best Small Library in American 2008: Chelsea District Library--A Michigan Model
Berry, John N., III
Library Journal, v133 n2 p26-29 Feb 2008
This article features Chelsea District Library (CDL), Michigan, which claims recognition as the 2008 Best Small Library in America, an award sponsored by "Library Journal" and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The aggressively responsive staff of CDL has created a model for small libraries all over America. There, careful research, proactive partnering, and innovative planning have built a varied suite of services and programs that ultimately won the library strong community support and the help and work of hundreds of local volunteers. A well-integrated team of librarians and library workers use their autonomy and freedom to be creative and open in their effective delivery of library service. As a result, victories in fund raising and elections have garnered the money to modernize and double the size of the historic building, add to the staff, and serve the whole community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan