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Gary D. Wolfe

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, September 17, 2019                          Gary D. Wolfe Passes Away I’m very sad to announce that Gary D. Wolfe, Deputy...

The Capital Area Library District is partnering with WellSpan/Philhaven to provide a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops (both Adult and Youth modules) in Dauphin County. See dates below. No registration fee 7.5 Continuing Education hours  What is this training and why...

The PA Dept of Education (PDE) is revved up about Library Card Sign-up Month and wants to share that excitement with the library field across the state (and further) through the State Library’s new Twitter feed (@PAStateLibrary). PDE Press has developed a graphic for library card...

Glenn R. Miller

I am pleased to announce that the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) approved a new set of Guidelines for the Statewide Library Card System. Last updated in 1999, the new guidelines are more concise, offer greater clarity about the program for library staff...

Washington, DC. — For the second year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP). The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019. APP is a special initiative of National Leadership...

Access the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Toolkit. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.” ...

Keystone Pre-Application Workshop Matching amounts up to $750,000! Learn about Letter of Intent (due end of year) and more! Is your library planning a renovation or construction project which will improve service to your users? Learn about Keystone: register for an in-person workshop...

REGISTER NOW Registration for the live 2019 Fall Training sessions is now open! There are 9 sessions scheduled across the state.  Please keep in mind that while the deadline for registering is one week before each scheduled session, space is limited and seats will be filled on...

Check out these RESOURCES for Disaster Preparedness Month: Ready.gov  offers a toolkit, weekly themes and links to other resources US Dept of Health and Human Services this site provides a section with tools and information for local communities National Network Library of Medicine (NNLM...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications from Community Based Organizations to support health programming in public libraries. The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund Community Based...