Rural Libraries

Stack of Books with a computer mouse: Copyright iStock PhotosResources for rural education and libraries.

American Library Association.

"Charge: To review issues and challenges facing rural, native and tribal libraries of all kinds; to collaborate with other ALA units addressing the needs of rural communities; and to serve as an advocate for and partner with libraries serving rural, tribal and native populations."

DOEd. Institute of Education Sciences. National Center for Education Statistics.

A database directory to locate the schools and libraries in your area.


"WebJunction is the place where public library staff gather to build the knowledge, skills and support we need to power relevant, vibrant libraries."

TechSoup for Libraries is an initiative of TechSoup.

"focuses on the experiences of smaller sized libraries, however this Cookbook covers fundamentals that are valuable for any library, and is a great resource for someone wanting to know a bit more about supporting and sustaining public computers. Learn about locking down public computers, use a handy maintenance checklist, and more! "

National Rural Education Association.

"Through the years it has evolved as a strong and respected organization of rural school administrators, teachers, board members, regional service agency personnel, researchers, business and industry representatives, and others interested in maintaining the vitality of rural school systems across the country."

United States Department of Education.

"Designed to disseminate information regarding research and practice to stakeholders..."