ARSL Regional Focus Groups

Each of our four ARSL Regional Focus Groups works with their respective Regional Board Representative to identify key issues and opportunities of regional significance for small and rural libraries. Their findings are then passed on to the relevant ARSL Committee to be put into action! Some examples of potential Focus Group areas of investigation are listed below, though the lists are not comprehensive.

Regional Focus Groups meet at least bimonthly, with email communication conducted between meetings. If you are interested in joining your region's Focus Group, email the ARSL Office at [email protected].


  • Region-specific grants
  • Continuing education partners
  • Outreach & community engagement strategies

Issues & Calls to Action

  • Legislative advocacy opportunities
  • Futureproofing libraries
  • Ongoing support & needs assessment