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Learn or review research and information literacy skills at your own pace in this FREE course, which was started by Brooklyn Public Library and is funded in part by IMLS. BPL’s Teacher Lab is for educators, including school librarians. From the site: “The course includes...

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...

This fall, WebJunction will offer a FREE  online training program for up to 500 US public library staff to learn to confidently engage with Wikipedia. The course will provide a collaborative learning environment for public library peers to build their Wikipedia skills, implement...

Funding Reminder! Applications for projects starting in May are due next week on Monday, April 17 at 5 PM ET. If you have questions or need assistance with your funding application, please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation! Through Health Equity Change Makers,...

Elizabeth Hess

  By Elizabeth Hess If you’re wondering what the “Internet of things” (IoT) means, don’t fret! You probably already know about this concept if you’re aware of connected devices or “smart” devices like Fitbits or even smartphones. The article Libraries and the...

Jasmine Woodson

by Jasmine Woodson With some embarrassment, I start this article with the admission that my first introduction to PA Forward was through my experience as a PALS attendee this June. There was so much talk about PaLA’s PA Forward, and I sat mutely, racking my brain to pull out...

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....

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The 2016 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit Planning Committee has announced that registration for the July 21, 2016 Summit – “Library Services by Design: Supporting Future Forward Workplace Competencies” – is now open at http://bit.ly/PAFILS2016. You do not need to...

by Angie Andre ILEAD USA is a program that brings together public, private, academic, and school librarians from all over Pennsylvania to learn about leadership and technology. Participants form team groups and each group identifies a community need. The job of the team group...

By Angie Andre and Amy Ambler Libraries all across Pennsylvania are already using PA Forward’s five literacies to help design programs, offer services, and identify partners. But what you may not know is that there is a convenient place to promote these literacies, get ideas,...