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PA Digital offers to answer your copyright questions! The next Zoom office hours will be at 10 am on December 12th. You can submit your copyright questions ahead of time to Ana at enriquez@psu.edu, or bring your questions to the call. Call information Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/333444441 ...

Philadelphia Free Library patrons can check out an Experience Pass for access to cultural attractions.  Read more in The Patch. ...

Library Trustees and the 2020 Census Trustees can play a key role in the 2020 Census by serving as Library Trustee Champions.  Trustees are fiscally responsible for their library and naturally concerned with an accurate Census Count.  As key community leaders, this is an opportunity...

A recent study from the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University chronicles the extent to which public libraries across the United States are providing career services. Read this WebJunction article with link to the study.   ...

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Those kids are hungry…Prepare to Feed them!  The Summer Food Service Program is FREE!  This USDA program provides lunches and/or snacks for the children at your library and is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  Find out more on the Summer Food Service...

Sue Banks

Did you miss Sue Banks’ pre-Thanksgiving voice email?  If so, here it is below!  Look for future “Suecasts” on the listservs and here in the Compendium!   Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s been one year since I came to OCL and Harrisburg from my previous...

Schlow‘s Library podcast features the head of their IT Services, Nathaniel Rasmussen. Does your library offer a podcast?  Send a link to your podcast here to be shared with others in the Compendium.   ...

Find professional development opportunities in December 2019 by topic or date at WebJunction! Remember to check WebJunction Courses,  WebJunction Webinars and the Compendium for other continuing education opportunities that may interest you. All WebJunction courses and...

The American Library Association, with the support of Google.org, is launching an initiative to identify and scale successful entrepreneurship programs in public libraries across the US and create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community. Awards...

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed United Way of Pennsylvania launched a statewide data project, ALICE, which provides data on those who are working, yet struggling financially.  Learn more about this data and access the report. A photography...