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Don’t miss this special opportunity to register for the 2017 Futures Conference to be held: September 25 – 26, 2017 at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Sessions Will Explore: Hacking and privacy in the age of “Big Brother” and “Big Data”. The future...

The STAR Library Network (STAR_Net) reports that over 7,000 libraries are hosting eclipse events! Check out this map for locations. Libraries across Pennsylvania are planning events and providing special  glasses for their patrons.  Here’s a sample of what some are doing: Altoona...

WebJunction has content!  Check out this WebJunction page on weeding: Seven Answers to Seven Weeding Questions Deciding how to weed your library’s collection can be daunting. Decisions about criteria and policies are important to address to provide guidance and clarity to...

You have one LAST CHANCE to apply for the… Block Parties or Wee Build program   Deadline:  August 15 The Wee Build program is good for public libraries without the open space and/or libraries that do outreach to programs and organizations. Block Parties are for public...

The  Media Literacy @ Your Library  is a pilot program that will train public library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers.  Five libraries will be selected. The libraries will receive: An intensive six-month experience that will include training...

Laura Kuchmay

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....

Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE online training program for US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Wikipedia + Libraries is a nine-week course (September 13 – November 15) that includes six live online...

Sustaining Community Partnerships, Celebrating Diversity & Supporting Staff Wellness The Multi-District Workshop for the Capital Area Region (Comprised of the Capital Area, Chambersburg/Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York/Adams Districts) is scheduled for Monday, August...

Glenn R. Miller

  Turning Outward Applications Now Being Accepted Applications from public libraries to participate in the Turning Outward initiative are now being accepted via SurveyMonkey. For more information about the program and its requirements, review the applicant guidelines carefully...

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State Library of Pennsylvania Lunch and Learn Series “Bacteria, Pathology, and a History of Public Health” Rare Collections Open House and Guest Speaker Nicole Welk-Joerger Where: State Library of Pennsylvania, Green Room and Rare Collections Rooms. Ground Floor Forum...