The Collaborative Institute for Rural Communities & Librarianship will be a joint effort of key stakeholders in rural libraries. It will build rapidly on a foundation of existing initiatives and investments. The following organizations have agreed to help shape the institute for launch. It does not imply continued affiliation.

Public & Tribal Libraries

  • Pottsboro Public Library
  • Jarrell Community Library & Resource Center
  • Orangeburg Public Library


  • Association of Small and Rural Libraries
  • Illinois Library Association

Support Systems 

  • Heartland Library System
  • Reaching Across Illinois Library System

State Libraries

  • Colorado
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • New York


  • Syracuse University
  • University of Texas Austin
  • UNC Greensboro
  • Louisiana State University
  • Texas Woman’s University


  • Public Libraries 2030
  • Brightsail Research
  • KB Royal National Library of the Netherlands