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Library Journal will award the 2020 Library of the Year Award to a “library that most profoundly demonstrates service to the community, creativity and innovating in developing specific community programs or has seen dramatic increase in library use and leadership in creating...

Registration is Open for POWER Library Spring Training! HSLC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2020 POWER Library Spring Training.  Sessions will focus on E-Resources, Programming Ideas with POWER Library, Chat with a Librarian (sneak-peek at new software!),...

Michael Lear

  by Michael Lear, Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania mlear@pa.gov Preservation of Paper-Based Materials Overview Paper-based materials are subject to damage by multiple external and internal factors. Careless handling can result in tears. Staining...

  ALA has created a plethora of useful Census-related resources.  If you missed ALA’s sold-out webinar “Responding Online to the 2020 Census: What Libraries Need to Know” the recording is now available. I was impressed by the clear way that ALA outlined information...

AskEARN.org is the online hub for EARN, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.  It serves as the centralized source of employer-focused tools, resources and publications on disability inclusion.  It covers a wide range of topics, including recruitment...

The Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant  will provide up to $1,000 to an individual to attend a professional development event between Sept. 1, 2020 and Aug. 31, 2021.  You do not need to be an ALA member to apply.  The deadline is February 15, 2020.  Learn...

If you are a librarian interested in privacy awareness and advocacy,  apply to be part of the Library Freedom Institute’s Cohort 3. The deadline is February 10. Learn more and find the application. Library Freedom Institute (LFI) is a FREE, privacy-focused...

Picademy is the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s FREE, two-day training program that helps educators jump start their digital making journey. You’ll learn how to bring coding to life and explore new ways to create with technology. The academy will be held in Jersey City (June 1), Indianapolis...

Is Your Event on the Digital Learning Day Map? Digital Learning Day (DLDay) 2020 is coming up on February 27! On DLDay, states, districts, and schools will show how they are innovating with technology in every classroom, every day.  Learn more and add your event to the official...

Find professional development opportunities in February 2020 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...