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The Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society (Beta Phi Mu) has announced the opening of the 2020 Scholarship Season. Applications are now being accepted for the following awards: • The Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship • The Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship...

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...

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The Erie County Public Library (ECPL) is embracing PA Forward as the framework by which they are building partnerships to enhance services for patrons and to reach non-traditional library users. Their efforts focus on bridging the gaps in Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health...

A recent segment of Comcast Newsmakers in Pittsburgh featured Mark Lee, Library Services Administrator of  the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. Watch the video [6:36 min] and learn about serving Pennsylvanians with print disabilities, ...

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Two attendees of Les Bénévoles created and taught the use of a data base to record all non-book artifacts for the Darby Free Library. The Library had a room dedicated to the history of the community and none of the realia had been previously catalogued.  The volunteers, Collection...

LGBT Center History Project traveling exhibit The Long Road: December 16 – January 14th! The Long Road to LGBTQ+ Equality in Pennsylvania is a traveling history exhibit that chronicles the efforts that activists have undertaken in Pennsylvania to achieve full equality for LGBTQ+...

Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7  in January 2020. Staying on Windows 7 will possibly expose your computers to  extra security risks.   This CNET article has more reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. If your Windows 7 computers are more than four years old, the best way...

REP. STAN SAYLOR THE 2019 ELECTED OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR Mechanicsburg, PA (November 18, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association is honored to present the 2019 Elected Official Award to Representative Stan Saylor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 94th Legislative...

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I Like Being Loud in the Library (Official Music Video) The Bethlehem Area Public Library (BAPL) released a music video today! The song is called I Like Being Loud in the Library  and features the voices and musical talents of many community members. The song was written by Library...