After interviewing rural librarians, we found the following needs experienced by them when serving farming communities:

  • Inability to identify the needs of stakeholders
  • Funding
  • Skilled staff
  • Staff with complementary skills
  • Staff capable of engaging with patrons
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Lack of awareness of the needs of patrons and farmworkers
  • Lack of awareness of the incentives for partners
  • Training
  • Miscellaneous
  • Needs of the community served
  • Communication skills
  • Space