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The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation is offering grants to nonprofit organizations and local municipalities.  The foundation’s Community Partners Grant Program funds building renovations and upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades and safety improvements....

SparkFun is awarding selected applicants on a monthly basis with a Community Partnership Program sponsorship package (donation of hardware, expertise or money)! Learn more. ...

John Grayshaw

By John Grayshaw Library Director, Middletown Public Library When Star Trek first came out in the 1960’s many of the concepts it introduced were revolutionary such as starships, transporters, and phasers. But some of the futuristic technology like automatic doors and communicators/cell...

Lauren Pfender

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....

Six webinars were offered by WebJunction this year!  Did you miss any?  If so, you can access the recordings in the WebJunction Course Catalog.  All webinars and courses count toward CE!  (a certificate is provided by WebJunction upon completion) Here are the titles and links...

November, 2016 – The Library System of Lancaster County has officially launched a new partnership with Lancaster-based make717 Innovation Center resources.   The launch event took place on October 21 at the make717 Innovation Center located at the Branch Campus of Thaddeus Stevens...

Ready, set…learn! All library staff in Pennsylvania have access to FREE learning through our subscription to Skillsoft. There are over 500 online courses, 30,000 short instructional videos (2 – 8 minutes) and job aids on a wide range of technology and business topics. Library...

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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....

Learn about Digital Learning Day, to be held on February 23. According to the site, Digital Learning Day was started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. ...

Attend a FREE webinar on January 19 with TechSoup! Hear from providers of technology support for nonprofits and public libraries, volunteer organizers of NetSquared and Tech4Good communities, and learn about resources to cultivate and tap into tech expertise in your area! Learn...