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

The West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will hold its Spring Workshop on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. They invite proposals for presentations or lightning talks on the workshop theme, Taking Care of...

PALS

Nominate a Future Library Leader! Leadership Academy 2017 Presented by: PALS  (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   Therese Barry, President of APPLS and PALS 2013 graduate-“I honestly loved the experience. It was learning about yourself and working with others. It’s...

The Foundation Center has launched Visualizing Funding for Libraries, a comprehensive FREE database of library funding, which contains grants given to U.S. libraries by U.S. foundations. A data tool includes data on grants from local, state, and national sources for public, academic,...

The Chester County Library & District Center announces that it has been awarded a Creation grant for $36,212 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth...

SNOE Region Trustee Workshop:   Building Better Boards April 5, 2017 9:30am – 3:30pm Midwestern Intermediate Unit, 453 Maple Street, Grove City, PA  16127 Workshop Agenda 9:30am – Registration 10am – 3pm* – Presentation by Michael Kumer (See below for...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced that the JV Brown Library is one of 30 finalists for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.  Read more! ...

Read reactions to the proposed elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in this PennLive article ...

Eclipse

    Learn how your library may obtain FREE eclipse glasses for the August 21 eclipse at STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net). ...

Read about a program idea: Homeschool Libratory. This WebJunction article tells how the Red Hook Public Library (NY) is providing services to homeschool families.  “A program for homeschooling families is something your library can do that is of great value to the community....

You are invited to attend the 2017 Southwest PA Region’s Trustee Training Institute!                                    Date/Time: Saturday, April 29 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration & continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Crowne Plaza...