Member Testimonials at 2011 Conference

We’re pleased to share these outstanding testimonials from members who attended the 2011 ARSL conference in Frisco, Texas last fall.

Gail Sheldon


Gail Sheldon, Director, Oneonta Public Library, Alabama

“I believe the information & networking ARSL provides its members is unsurpassed. Anyone who works in a small or rural library needs to take advantage of all that ARSL has to offer. I heart ARSL! The information is always timely and RELEVANT!”

Darla Nine Covington, Veedersburg Public Library, Indiana

“The ARSL conference has been well-planned with sessions meaningful, informative and “spot on” with the needs of small, rural libraries. Thank you for addressing the issues and needs of our libraries, affirming our purpose and sharing information. This connection with other libraries from across the USA has been a uniting experience!”


David Seckman

David Seckman, Elma Timberland Library, Washington

 “This is my first ARSL conference but it won’t be my last. Terrific!”


Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library, Texas

“This is my first ARSL conference. I have truly enjoyed the conference, meeting new colleagues and the programs I have learned from and listened to many, many informational sessions. Thank you for the opportunity.”




Anna Bates and Judy Calhoun

Anna Bates, Assistant Director, Stuttgart Public Library, Arkansas

“It is great to attend a conference where every session is relevant for my small rural library!”

Judy Calhoun, Assistant Director, Southeast Arkansas Regional Library

“It is always great to meet people who share the same problems as you. You make great friends and find great resources.”


Jenniffer Stephenson

Jenniffer Stephenson, Greenwood-Leflore Public Library, Mississippi

“It’s a great opportunity not just to learn through workshops but to network with other rural librarians.”


Kate, Eureka Springs, Arkansas

“My favorite conference to attend — finally “my” people!”


Connie Barrington

Connie Barrington, Imperial County Free Library, California

“This is a community of like-minded individuals who are all about serving their respective communities. Community says it all.”


Jeffrey Stoffer


Jeffrey Stoffer, Ak-Chin Indian Community, Arizona

“Going to conferences like this reinvigorates my love and enthusiasm for what we do.” :)

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