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Pennsylvania library workers and library trustees are invited to apply for professional development grants! Up to $1200 is available for training that addresses any of the following topics Accessible website development and technology Computer  or technology devices or services Community...

Sign up for the WebJunction webinar Support Small Business Development at Your Library! If you are looking for an impressive number of resources, templates and ideas on how to reach and serve entrepreneurs at your library, then look no further than the webinar  Support Small Business...

Michelle Muro

  by Michelle Muro It’s that time of year again. In my humble opinion, one of the best times of the year – Banned Books Week! As librarians, we understand the importance of this annual event celebrating the freedom to read. I’d like to take a look at different programming...

Presentation by Cindy Stewart, Consultant for the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations

  submitted by:  Mary Ann W. Yonki, Wilkes-Barre Library District Consultant, Osterhout Free Library, North Branch Strategies for Leadership Transition was the topic of the day on Saturday, September 24,2016 as Library Trustees from the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville...

Go outside library specific training and try these FREE American Management Association Webcasts: Get Big Things Done: Unleash Your Connectional Intelligence   September 21 Strategies to Build and Align Your Frontline Leadership Team  October 19 Training Our Brains: What Neuroscience...

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Submitted by Mina C. Edmondson, District Consultant, York County York County Libraries was recently named a Project Outcome Early Adopter. In the winter of 2016 York County Libraries conducted surveys of the parents and caregivers who attend Early Childhood Literacy Services and...

  York/Adams District Consultant,  Mina Edmondson and Dr. Deborah Eicher-Catt, professor and program coordinator of Communication Arts & Sciences at Pennsylvania State University–York recently published an article in the Public Library Quarterly, Reimaging Public Libraries...

Heather Wakefield

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Susan Sentz

  By: Susan Sentz September is a busy month for libraries with Library Card Signup Month, Banned Books Week and many other month related promotions. With so much going on it is hard to program for everything and other worthy observance month topics get lost along the way....

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Submitted by:  Joann Eichenlaub, Assistant Director, Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA and 2015 Graduate of PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   The PALS Branding Team Mission Anne Bramblett, Melissa Foltz, Elizabeth...

September is National Preparedness Month!  Take advantage of these FREE webinars to highlight preparedness, partnerships and disaster and health information resources: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – Sponsored...