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Hope Decker

Member Services Liaison

Hope works for project partner institution Pioneer Library System (NY) as Member Library Liaison. Her passion for small and rural libraries began with a decade long tenure as a rural director. The support and guidance she received from her colleagues nationwide during her work bringing her library from 800 to 20,000 square feet inspired her long standing service to the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

We must be awake to the uniqueness to our own communities – awake to our individual and collective strengths.

Hope Decker

As a member of the research team, she interviewed over a hundred community members, is a practiced listener and facilitator, and guides our instructional ambitions.