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The Wilkes-Barre Library District has been focusing  on promoting their online resources since July of 2014.  Elaine Stefanko, Coordinator of Information Services at the Osterhout Free Library says that “the District believes it is important that those resources be promoted...

A frozen pipe at Schlow Centre Region Library breaks and causes flood damage. ...

From CMS: “We are pleased that the vast majority of consumers were able to apply and pick a plan through HealthCare.gov or its call center without a problem. For those consumers who were unable to complete their enrollment because of longer than normal wait times at the call center...

USCIS-IMLS Present Webinar for Public Librarians on Human Trafficking Prevention As part of their partnership to provide resources for public librarians, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present a...

Explora is here! Released in early February, Explora is EBSCO’s all-new interface for schools and public libraries and will replace Searchasaurus, Kid’s Search and Student Research Center. Key features include: attractive, user-friendly design; easy-to-browse categories...

Registration is Open: “The Affordable Care Act / Access to Care – Libraries Making a Difference” Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Sonesta Philadelphia Sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Full travel stipends are available to support...

NEH and ALA are offering grants of $3,000 to $10,000 to libraries, humanities councils, museums and other nonprofits to develop public programming related to Latino American history and culture. The deadline is May 1, 2015.  Learn more.     ...

The Oakmont Carnegie Library is hosting local Pittsburgh authors on February 21, 2015. It’s a large list! ...

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Miss the webinar?  Watch the archived webinar What Newbies Can Learn by Making Simple Robots!  This is a good intro with ideas for libraries. O’Reilly offers other live and archived webinars on business, design, data, programming and more.   ...

Each webinar is filled with valuable information to increase your libraries’ social capital. You’ll learn strategies that expand your knowledge about personal finance. Reference desk scenarios capture best practices and a toolkit includes unbiased online resources. 6...