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Please see the Professional Development category for additional opportunities in March. Monday, March 2 Tech-knowledge-y Rocks. Seriously! (TL Virtual Café) Take hands-on learning to a new level with this smack down of hot fire classroom iResources from the Geeky Girl, Instructional...

This weekly  webinar will be held on February 27  from 2:00pm-3:00pm.  They will  provide Marketplace updates and three presentations.  The first presentation will be on the “From Coverage to Care” initiative. It will be presented in partnership with the CMS Office of...

Powerful Collaborations: Library-School Community Partnerships Webinar Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | 2-3 pm CT Julia Ideson Building – Houston, TX and via webcast This interactive webcast from the 2015 National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Families Learning Summit, made...

OCTAE CONNECTION: FLASH EDITION February 24, 2015 Data from the OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies’ Survey of Adult Skills, which tested adult skills in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments, found that 36 million...

Join  QuickBook’s Made Easy  on Thursday, February 26 at 2:00pm with Intuit’s CEO Gregg Bossen who will go through beginner topics in this free, 90-minute webinar.  The webinar would be good for newbies as well as for those needing a refresher.  See below for an...

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., recently was the recipient of a $7,552.50 grant through the Pennsylvania Public Library Broadband Technology Connectivity Project. The grant, completed by Doug Harkness, technology manager for the Lycoming County...

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  By Adam Balcziunas As you probably already know, information literacy (IL) is one of five “essential literacies” identified by PA Forward that all Pennsylvanians need in order to succeed in the various aspects of their lives.  Last October, I wrote about the ongoing...

Presenter:  Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR Date / Time:  March 10th / Noon – 1 pm (ET) Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/ Online / No Registration Required Summary:  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the...

Presenter:  Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR Date / Time:  March 5th / 10 am – Noon (ET) Register here Summary:  This class examines strategies to assist librarians with preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. It...

Did you know that minorities are underrepresented in STEAM education and professional fields, and that children of color routinely score below their white peers in math and science? The library can help bridge this STEAM gap with programs and services developed with the intent of...