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ALA is offering free facilitation skills training for small and rural library workers. The deadline to apply is January 20, 2020.  Learn more. ...

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood offers seed money to implement proposals that will improve the lives of young children and which could have a potential national application. The deadline is January 31, 2020. ...

Nonprofit organizations, schools and academic institutions are eligible to apply for Environmental Education Grants. The deadline is December 31, 2019.   ...

The 2020 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is open for applications until January 24, 2020. The Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is made possible through PSAYDN, with training support from the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) and STEM Education Coalition, and...

The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) has announced the opening of the 2020 Scholarship Season. Applications are now being accepted for the following awards: • The Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship • The Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship...

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...

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The Erie County Public Library (ECPL) is embracing PA Forward as the framework by which they are building partnerships to enhance services for patrons and to reach non-traditional library users. Their efforts focus on bridging the gaps in Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health...

A recent segment of Comcast Newsmakers in Pittsburgh featured Mark Lee, Library Services Administrator of  the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. Watch the video [6:36 min] and learn about serving Pennsylvanians with print disabilities, ...

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Two attendees of Les Bénévoles created and taught the use of a data base to record all non-book artifacts for the Darby Free Library. The Library had a room dedicated to the history of the community and none of the realia had been previously catalogued.  The volunteers, Collection...

LGBT Center History Project traveling exhibit The Long Road: December 16 – January 14th! The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania is a traveling history exhibit that chronicles the efforts that activists have undertaken in Pennsylvania to achieve full equality for LGBTQ+...