At the end of each year, the Rural Library E-Summit brings together more than 500 rural library practitioners and friends from across rural America to celebrate their role in building strong communities. At the E-Summit, practitioners learn more about using cradle-to-career strategies to address educational and health disparities as well as having the chance to access resources needed to do this work. During the E-Summit, more than $10,000 in incentives will be shared and networking opportunities will abound!
Registration for the event will open in September.
If you are interested in presenting at the E-Summit, please see the information below.

Call for Proposals

The Rural Library Network seeks proposals for active and engaging sessions to be presented during the 2023 E-Summit. Sessions can involve up to four speakers for presentations, roundtable discussions, panels, or workshops. Presentation slots will be determined by Summit organizers and will be a maximum of 75 minutes (including Q&A).
This year’s theme is “Making Space to Tell Your Story”
To Be Considered:
  1. Proposals must be submitted using the submission form above.
  2. Each proposal must be related to one of the following specific tracks: Education & Capacity Building (Cradle to Career), Advocacy & Public Policy, Equity/Diversity/Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing, and Youth Services. Please indicate whether the proposal is for a panel presentation or a workshop. The proposal cannot include both.
  3. Each proposal should also reference one or more of the following populations and/or issues: Rural Communities, Adolescents & Young Adults, Rural Library Advancing Cradle to Career Education Outcomes, Equity, Mental Health & Libraries, Family or Community Engagement, Differently Abled Communities, Advocacy & Policy, and Indigenous & Tribal Communities

Questions? Contact Regina Washington at [email protected].

The 2022 E-Summit was a two-half-day event that took place virtually December 7-8. Participants networked and attended both keynote and breakout presentations.

Check out this playlist from all the sessions during the 2021 Summit.

If you missed the breakout sessions during the Rural Library Summit, you can now view each session below:

Learn more about the Rural Library Network and join today by clicking here