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  by Adam Balcziunas Planning for the third annual PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is underway!  The 2015 IL Summit will take place on July 29 and, as in previous years, will be held in Penn State University’s Paterno Library.  Having had the opportunity to attend...

InfoPeople is sponsoring this FREE webinar on Intellectual Freedom presented by Mary Minow on February 17, 2015 at 3pm EST. In this webinar, you will learn techniques to approach challenges, along with a firm background of intellectual freedom in libraries, including relevant laws...

February 8, 2015 is the deadline to enter your library’s video in the do-Gooder Video Awards.  You may enter in several categories. ...

The Nonprofit technology Conference will be held in Austin from March 4-6, 2015.  Learn more. ...

With Reach Out and Read, doctors, nurse practitioners, and other medical professionals incorporate an evidence-based, three-part model into regular pediatric checkups: Trained doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud, starting in infancy. At...

This webinar will be held on February 5 and 19, 2015 at 2pm EST Join your colleagues from archives, libraries and museums for a two-part, interactive learning webinar that will introduce the fundamentals of project management: planning a project. All of our fields struggle with...

The Toronto Public Library is offering to buy patrons’ used books in order to meet the demand for popular titles. ...

The Understood Community site provides a place for parents and experts to connect, with links to webinars, Twitter chats and other resources for learning and attention issues, as well as for general behavorial issues. ...

According to MindShift, inquiry-based learning is making a come back with Common Core.  Librarians, who have been doing this for years, can help.  Read about it! ...

Fundraising IP, a fundraising site, offers 24 ways to prep your Board to fundraise organized under these main categories: Define the board member role as a fundraising job Take board fundraising fear away Make it fun to fundraise Set measurable, attainable fundraising goals...