The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project answers these core questions:

Are libraries a component of social wellbeing in resource poor geographies?

If so, what practices do they employ?

Launched in October 2018, led by the Southern Tier Library System, in partnership with New Mexico State Library and Pioneer Library System, supported by REFORMA and Association for Rural and Small Libraries, and funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this project is ongoing.

Throughout 2020 this website will shift, grow, and change as more research data and findings are made public and the Evidence-Based No-Rules Tools are tested, refined, and published.

Want to be a part of how this takes shape? Sign up to test the tools and receive them straight into your email box as they roll out in the coming months. For every tool you evaluate, you’ll be entered into a weekly $25 Amazon gift card raffle. Just follow the Sign-Up-to-Test link.https://rurallibraries.org/test-sign-up.


Project Contact & Repository

Southern Tier Library System
Painted Post, New York




Open Science Framework Project:

Repository https://osf.io/wb56g/


Pathways to Wellbeing | Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing