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The Affordable Care Act / Access to Care – Libraries Making a Difference Do you want to increase your comfort level when helping library users access health insurance information and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)? Do you understand how the Marketplace works? Do you need help...

The final deadline to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace  is Sunday, February 15, 2015 – there’s no time like today to apply.  Click here to get started. You may qualify for financial help – 4 out of 5 people who enroll are saving money on their monthly premiums. ...

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Read how Measure the Future is planning a Google-Analytics-style dashboard for your library building with number of visits, what patrons browsed, what parts of the library were busy during which parts of the day, and more–by using simple and inexpensive sensors   ...

Registration is now open for training by HSLC on Access PA’s new ILL platform, Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit.  Thirteen sessions are scheduled at nine locations across the state. A complete list of the training sessions is available on the POWER Library Portal. ...

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a special webinar designed for librarians on Monday, February 23, 2015 from 1 to 2:00 p.m. EST in recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human Trafficking is a form of...

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s campaign slogan is “Defeat Monster Mouth.” In celebration of the month, and to learn about how to increase awareness of the importance of dental health in your libraries, please join the Bureau of Health Planning...

Practicing or prospective school librarians may apply for the Jack R. Luskay scholarship, which may provide assistance for transportation, registration fees, membership dues, and hotel/meal expenses to attend the annual Pennsylvania School Librarians Association conference.  The...

Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries initiative identifies the top new libraries for ideas and inspiration. They are accepting submissions online until March 31, 2015 from public libraries that have completed new construction, expansion or significant renovation within...

This is the 25th anniversary of the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Resources on the anniversary, and ADA in general, are available here.  You may also want to request that the ADA Legacy Tour visit your area. This is a good opportunity to highlight your library’s assistive...