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Thursday, April 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
A Day in the Life of a Rural Librarian

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Have you always secretly wished to live and work in rural Oregon? Do you love the idea of a short commute? Join our panel as we share a day in the life of a rural librarian. Librarians from around the state will share the rewards and benefits of working at a rural library. We will also share some of the vast differences.

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Natasha Chitow

Head Librarian, Cottage Grove Public Library
Natasha Chitow has worked in academic and public libraries since 2007 and honed some of her design skills through volunteering with museums, odd jobs and even stranger arts and crafts.

Diana Hadley

Library Director, Molalla Public Library
I've worked in libraries for over 40 years in all capacities except IT & all kinds of libraries. I'm interested in being a positive leader, emerging trends, rural libraries, & general networking.
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Jane Scheppke

Assistant Director, Crook County Library
Jane is a rural librarian, manager, feminist, chilimaster, OLAQ editor and author, marketing guru, LIOLA participant, filmmaker, Mac Plus enthusiast and contralto. In that order.

Jeremy Skinner

Library Director, Curry Public Library
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Kathy Street

Library Director, Oregon Trail Library District
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Erin Wells

Library Director, Milton-Freewater Public Library

Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA