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The PEW Research Center has published American’s Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden.  One of the findings is that many Americans have not considered or are unaware of available tools that would make their communication more private.  Read about it. ...

Federal Grant resources are posted on Senator Pat Toomey’s website. ...

GetStoried announces that StoryCorps Wins $1 million TED Prize. StoryCorps is an oral history project which has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American...

The first of three panel discussions on the topic of Community Needs for Library Services was held on February 25, 2015 at the Carlisle Area School District.  More than 90 people attended, including County Commissioners and Library System Board members.  Experts from the United...

Joyce Valenza shares Professional Development sources for teacher librarians in an infographic.  Many of the resources offer training also valuable to public librarians. ...

What: 2015 Pennsylvania Library Director’s Institute When: May 17, 18, & 19              July 12, 13, & 14              September 12, 14, & 15 The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is looking for Library Directors who have vision, energy, are big picture...

The State Library launched a competitive LSTA grant process this fall.  We received 80 grant requests for a total of $1,966,074.98. A careful review process of all projects was conducted and a total of $413,416 was awarded to the following projects: Grantee Project Title Grant Central...

The PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies) Committee is pleased to announce a new one-day workshop for Non-MLS/MLIS Librarians! Save the Date:    Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Radisson Penn Harris in Camp Hill, PA Featured Workshop Speaker: David Bendekovic, presenting Great...

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A few months ago, CDC redesigned its health literacy website to increase access to a number of tools and trainings. These solutions were designed to help you to produce accurate, accessible and actionable health information, whether you’re new to health literacy or a seasoned...

Note:  Nomination deadline is May 8 The Academy will be held: Dates: Sunday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 17 Place: Radisson Penn Harris / http://www.radisson.com/camp-hill-hotel-pa-17011-3734/pacamphi Featured Speaker: David Bendekovic / The B. A. David Company / http://www.badavid.com/index.html Cost: $550...