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In April, the Southeast Districts hosted two Multi-District Trustee Workshops. The first, Board’s Role: Governance and Effective Meetings, was presented by Michael Kumer, Principal of Boards MTO. Kumer spoke on the role of boards and individual board members and the responsibilities...

Glenn R. Miller

I’m very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has engaged The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (Bethesda, MD) to help us create a more vibrant, outward-looking culture among Pennsylvania’s public libraries. The intent of the Turning Outward...

Techsoup offers tips to help keep you safe from ransomware attacks. ...

Want to offer breakfast, lunch or just a snack to kids in the library during the summer?   Learn about the Summer Food Service Program!  Check out this flier! You can apply until June 15th! Contact Mary Ringenberg, Education Administration Specialist and get signed up! Phone:...

Learn how you can participate in the National Week of Making, to be held June 16-22. Also learn about Nation of Makers and how you can apply for a micro-grant (deadline for grant application is June 1).   ...

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....

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....

This is the last opportunity to apply for the Wee Build set and get it in time for summer programs. Please complete the form and return it by email or send by USPS by Thursday, May 25.  You should have your materials by June 12. Wee Build is for libraries that do not have the space...

Applications are available for the the Education Policy Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Department of Education and Leadership Center. Learn more about this professional development opportunity that includes a regional leadership forum and a national policy seminar. ...

The PEW Research Center has posted The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training.  With AI performing more tasks, PEW asked experts whether workers will be able to keep up with needed skills.  The article discusses the most important skills needed to succeed, the skills that can be effectively...