After interviewing rural librarians, we found that they demonstrated willingness in the following areas when serving farming communities:

  • Language training
  • Economy
  • Kids
  • Potential partnerships for unconventional solutions
  • Outreach to serve patrons
  • Providing services at the door-step of patrons
  • Technology solutions
  • Technology infrastructure
  • Food
  • Seed library
  • Going beyond the mission of the library
  • Grants
  • Passion / Attitude of librarians or library directors
  • Willingness to help all
  • Willingness to learn / Open to new training
  • Coding
  • Lack of willingness