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All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO. NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these...

The Spring Workshop sponsored by the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will be held  Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the Pa College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pa. Presentations include: PA Forward: Taking your Library to the Star Level Meeting Efficiency:...

Laura O'Grady

A few years ago library systems around the country began to promote the idea of library “outposts” or in the case of the Free Library of Philadelphia, “Hot Spots.” These flexible mini-libraries found a home in urban centers across the country. Reaching outside their traditional...

Bradford Area Public Library will expand its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with internships, programming and volunteerism.  Read more on BradfordEra.com.   ...

The registration deadline for the Multi-District Board Trustee and Library Director Workshop on September 17, is extended through Friday, September 9th.  If you haven’t yet signed up and are planning to attend, please register at this Survey Monkey link.  Check out the updated...

Paula Smith

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class.  Grantees had their choice of an article...

by Amy Snyder Below is the sixth article in our series highlighting PA Forward’s partners.  Read on to find out more about our partner, their involvement in financial literacy, and how we can work with them to promote financial literacy. Our Partner:  Pennsylvania Credit Union...

The Lebanon County Library System is partnering with WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital for a healthy summer reading program.  Read about it in this Lebanon Daily News article. ...

Ashley Flynn

  By Ashley Flynn The Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) is a training opportunity designed help Pennsylvanian librarians maximize their leadership potential. Many participants come away from the experience feeling energized and confident...

ALA’s District Dispatch posted info on the Department of Labor’s Notice advising state workforce agencies, workforce boards. liaisons and American Job Center directors to collaborate with public libraries. The post provides a link to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity...