Published In

The Oregonian

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-20-2022

Subjects

COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects, Rural libraries, Social justice, Public libraries -- Aims and objectives -- United States

Abstract

When the Public Library Association holds its 2022 conference in Portland March 23-25, those overseeing the event will include Stephanie Chase, an association board member and the executive director of the Libraries of Eastern Oregon.

About one-third of libraries in eastern Oregon are staffed with just one person. Still, Chase’s organization, a consortium of 15 rural county libraries, offers access to a bigger collection of materials than people living in the sparsely populated region could previously have dreamed of, including the 66,000 ebooks and audiobooks accessible on a smartphone through OverDrive’s Libby app.

Rights

© Oregonian Publishing Co., Reprinted with permission

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37183

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