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Ever want to know what PA Digital’s Metadata Team is really up to when they review collection records? Have any metadata questions so shocking you wouldn’t even ask your own grandmother? Are you convinced that your institution’s metadata is “not good enough,” without realizing...

Find professional development opportunities in November by topic or date at WebJunction. Also check out upcoming WebJunction webinars and  WebJunction’s course catalog.   All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards CE requirements. Pennsylvania...

Read about Grove Family Library‘s Fitness, Fun and Photo Walk Challenge! ...

Learn about #GivingTuesday and access resources.   ...

Hannah Killian, Youth Services Manager at the Dauphin County Library System, talks about introducing children to authors  [4:20] on Comcast Newsmakers. ...

Looking for STEM activities?  This STEM in Libraries site, created by library ‘scientists,’ has weekly projects. Also check out this public Facebook Group, STEM in Libraries. ...

My Cousin Momo

    Access the application for 2018 One Book Every Young Child author visit by Zach OHora. Please follow instructions as listed. If you have any questions feel free to email Margie Stern at mstern@ivpl.org Completed applications are due by November 10, 2017.     ...

When: Wednesday, November 1st, 2-3pm (Eastern) Description: The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities....

Pittsburgh and the Governor’s Mifflin School District in Shillington have been awarded grants to design and implement coding programs for young people. The grants are part of ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google.  Learn more.     ...

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  Spooky Tours… We are summoning the spirits to the State Library and reanimating the spooky tours again this year. Share a frightful, delightful lunch hour with the ghosts of the State Library! Curiosities from the Rare Collections on Display Friday November 3rd from...