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Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has implemented a process for waiving the birth certificate acquisition fee for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Access the Birth Certificate Application. Please share this with your public services and reference staff.     ...

Stacey Mulligan

Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

Read this InsiderFinancial article on how the West Philadelphia Alliance for Children runs libraries in city schools. ...

Annette Whipple

  Southern Chester County’s Writers Conference was held in November.  The  conference was organized by the directors of the Oxford Library, Kennett Library, and Avon Grove Library and featured over a dozen local authors selling and signing books.   Mark Bowden...

The National Network Library of Medicine (NNLM )Training Office (NTO) and Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) have invited applications for their two-day interactive, hands-on Library Carpentry workshops in Baltimore, MD and Salt Lake City, UT this spring. Library Carpentry focuses...

Preservation Assistance Grants are available to help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, improve their ability to preserve...

Have you been to a technology conference? The following are several that may be especially interesting to librarians: Jan. 8–10 EdgeCon 2020  Long Branch, NJ Feb. 23-26 Pete & C  Pittsburgh, PA March 4–7 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival  Austin, TX March 24-26 Nonprofit...

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Did your library take an Edge 1.0 Assessment? Log in to your Edge 1.0 account today to download your Assessment Results and Peer Comparison Reports before Dec. 31. Click here to find answers to FAQs about the Edge 1.0 shutdown. Need help to access your Edge 1.0 account? Contact...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction WebJunction offers content as well as webinars and courses! Explore a a list of topics and check out these articles: Multicultural Picture Books: A Deeper Look at Your Collection – The Diverse BookFinder Collection Analysis Tool is designed...