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The REALM project has published the results of the fifth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on four fabrics and leather—materials commonly used for bookbinding, upholstery, and crowd control.  View test results: https://oc.lc/test5-results The...

For session descriptions and to register, please visit: https://powerlibrary.org/librarians/get-training/2020-fall-training-registration/ Join us this fall for a series of online training webinars focusing on ways to use POWER Library resources to complement public library digital...

The American Library Association (ALA) will award up to 650 libraries, in small and rural communities, $3000 each to tackle issues of concern in their communities. The grants will be distributed over two funding rounds. Read the full project guidelines. The deadline is December...

The 2020 Library of Congress National Book Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday this year! Create your FREE account now at loc.gov/bookfest to access on-demand videos, live author chats and discussions during the Festival weekend, Sept. 25 – 27.  It’s all virtual and...

Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19   spotlights how the pandemic has both intensified the digital divide and created a window for action by raising the visibility of what it means to be unconnected in our hyper-connected world, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Included...

Dellana Diovisalvo is the new director at the Tunkhannock Library.  Read more. ...

The September/October issue  of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania has research by Dr. Sara A. Grove and Dr. C. Nielsen Brasher, of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, examining Pennsylvania’s public library services. The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Providing Access...

Mechanicsburg, Pa – The Cumberland County Library System Foundation has been awarded a national grant to support staff development. The American Library Association’s H.W. Wilson Grant is an annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library...

American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Five-Star Technology Solutions, is offering  Virtual Learning and Enhancement Grants of $1,000 available for 90 school, tribal, public, and academic libraries.  The application deadline is September 17, 2020. ...

As part of the REALM Project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.  Access the latest information, which includes stacked materials. ...