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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....

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....

Trustee Training  will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Reading, PA Saturday, August 12, 2017 Registration and continental breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch and all-day beverage service is also included. Please join attorney, David Spitko of the Law Offices of David...

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...

Learn about FREE two day Professional development events: the Future Ready Institute will be held in Philadelphia on October 11-12. ...

Glenn R. Miller

  The Office of Commonwealth Libraries has established a website that supports the Turning Outward initiative. From it, you can: Obtain an overview View a webinar recording that describes what you would learn at the Public Innovators Lab. Learn More about the Turning Outward...

Trustee Training

Trustees are invited to attend this 2 part workshop at the James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, in Williamsport: Community Engagement on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:30AM to 3:30PM Strategic Planning on Thursday July 13, 10:30AM to 3:30 PM. Register for one or both workshops! Learn: how...

There is an exciting addition to the WebJunction Course Catalog this month. Since 2015, Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) has been teaching library workers how to design instruction and teach online. These courses were...

In April, the Southeast Districts hosted two Multi-District Trustee Workshops. The first, Board’s Role: Governance and Effective Meetings, was presented by Michael Kumer, Principal of Boards MTO. Kumer spoke on the role of boards and individual board members and the responsibilities...

Glenn R. Miller

I’m very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has engaged The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (Bethesda, MD) to help us create a more vibrant, outward-looking culture among Pennsylvania’s public libraries. The intent of the Turning Outward...