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ISTE will be in Philadelphia from June 28-July 1, 2015.  The ISTE Conference and Expo is a forum “in which to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education.”   Learn more. ...

Do you follow any of these top 100 Social Media Influencers listed by SocialStat? ...

The PA Department of Banking and Securities is offering Quality Investor Education Booklets FREE of charge to libraries in Pennsylvania. The series of seven booklets that are quality, non-biased investor education and protection resources. One of each booklet can be designated...

Maryam Phillips

Work is underway to build the new Access PA database! To date, six libraries/systems have volunteered to contribute their holdings and populate the new union catalog: Penn State University, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Chester County Library System, Dauphin County Library System,...

Learn about the Lyon Declaration, which calls upon United Nations Member States to make an international commitment to ensure that everyone has access to, and is able to understand, use and share the information that is necessary to promote sustainable development and democratic...

Kidsburgh lists librarians Ingrid Kalchaler, Dolores Colarosa and Kathy Maron-Wood among early learning educators making a difference in Pittsburgh.   ...

Wondering how to build and sustain a positive social media presence for your library? WebJunction’s course catalog has a FREE self-paced, online course on this topic, which can help you and your library!  Create a free WebJunction learner account today to access the course,...

O’Reilly Online is offering a FREE webinar  today, February 12 at 1:00 pm: “What Newbies Can Learn by Making Simple Robots.”  Here is the info/registration link. ...

The Office for Information Technology Policy and PLA are offering a FREE webinar on February 19, 2015 to answer questions about the 2015 E-rate application process.  Join the webinar for tips and last-minute information to help you work through the remaining days of the...

The Knight Foundation’ s Prototype Fund deadline is February 16.  “The Fund provides $35,000 in funding for a six-month sprint where teams are encouraged to better understand the unmet needs of their community and project participants through design research, rough...