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Leslie Yoder

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....

Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE online training program for US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. Wikipedia + Libraries is a nine-week course (September 13 – November 15) that includes six live online...

Sustaining Community Partnerships, Celebrating Diversity & Supporting Staff Wellness The Multi-District Workshop for the Capital Area Region (Comprised of the Capital Area, Chambersburg/Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York/Adams Districts) is scheduled for Monday, August...

Glenn R. Miller

  Turning Outward Applications Now Being Accepted Applications from public libraries to participate in the Turning Outward initiative are now being accepted via SurveyMonkey. For more information about the program and its requirements, review the applicant guidelines carefully...

Partnership with Blue Star Families, part of NEH Standing Together initiative to deepen understanding of military service through the humanities WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2017) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a three-year partnership with Blue...

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...

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! ...

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.     ...

Confused or upset

    If you missed any WebJunction webinars, the archives of these sessions can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog!   Here are the titles and links to the descriptions on WebJunction (scroll down each page to access recording link and handouts): Civility...

The Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts are proud to offer Building Stronger Communities: Libraries as a Force for Change on Thursday, August 24th from 9:30AM-3:OOPM (Registration 9-9:30) at the Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre – East Mountain. Registration is $5...