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On a late summer Saturday, (August 12), over 40 trustees and library directors from the Reading, Allentown, Bethlehem and Lebanon District Centers joined attorney David Spitko at the beautiful new Doubletree Hotel in Reading Pa. for a day-long workshop on employment law. Since...

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has released the data from the 2015 Public Library Survey, and a new report based on the 2014 data. Access the site Find your library and explore the data–find information on more than 9,000 public library systems...

The official poster for National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2017 is now available to order for free in print or electronic copy in English and Spanish from the ODEP website! Show how “Inclusion Drives Innovation” by displaying these colorful and dynamic posters...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries would like to know if your library is: Breaking ground for a construction project; Celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; Announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening, special PA Forward program or...

Art Resources Transfer (A.R.T.) Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (D.U.C.) provides public schools and libraries with free books on contemporary art and culture and online teaching guides. All public institutions who self-define as underserved are eligible...

Check out this npENGAGE article on augmented reality.  Article links are informative–this link explains types of augmented reality.  Consider how your library can use it! ...

Removing Social Security numbers strengthens fraud protections for about 58 million Americans Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave the public its first look at the newly designed Medicare card. The new Medicare card contains a unique, randomly-assigned...

The Universal Service Administrative Co. will offer a one-day E-rate Training in Washington, DC on Tuesday, October 10 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase Learn more and register.   ...

Up to 20 scholarships to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) 2018 event in Atlanta, Georgia (July 29 – August 1, 2018) are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum...

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS’ 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework...