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Michael Kumer

How can we become more fully connected to our communities? How do we know what our community wants and needs? Are we basing our decisions on those wants and needs? And how do we plan for those wants and needs? Trustees and Library Directors from the North Central Library District...

Registration is open for the Southwest Libraries Confluence, a one-day workshop for library staff from Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Join us at Citizens Library in Washington, PA on Friday, August 18 from 9:00am-4:00pm for an inspiring...

Jessica Weidman

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....

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering grants designed to address the needs of girls and women. Proposals are encouraged that aim to “build partnerships between schools and community organizations” or that “use innovative approaches...

Connected Care is a public education campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of chronic care management (CCM) to patients with multiple chronic conditions and to provide health care professionals with the support to implement successful CCM programs. It was developed by the...

Date: August 18, 2017 Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 12:00 p.m. Location: Blair County Convention Center, Altoona Title: Mental Health 101 for Library Staff Presenters: Marisa Vicere (Jana Marie Foundation) and Heather Moran...

The National Network Library of Medicine offers webinars of interest to librarians, such as Memory Cafes and Libraries: the Perfect Fit, which will be held on August 22.   Find some more! ...

IMLS Accepting Applications for National Leadership and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Grants Webinar on July 25 to help applicants submit by September 1 deadline Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the guidelines for the first round...

Is your community planning an event for National Night Out on August 1?  Find out how the library can participate by contacting your local municipality.  Learn more about this annual campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.     ...

The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation provides grants for literacy programs and books for bookmobiles.  Learn more! ...