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ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will host a FREE webinar, The Heart of Librarianship, at 10 a.m. EST on Nov. 14, 2018. To participate, register for the event.  Read more about the webinar. ...

Public Library Association seeks stories on courage, offering winners up to $1,000 and the opportunity to be published in Short Story Dispensers worldwide (CHICAGO) – Sept. 25, 2018 – America’s libraries are home to countless volumes and voices...

The American Library Association (ALA) has released the beta version of the  Libraries Ready to Code Collection, a ‘cache of resources developed, tested and curated by libraries, for libraries to create, implement and enhance their computer science (CS) programming for youth.’  Learn...

Join Librarians’ Insights on How to Integrate STEM and Coding into Makerspaces  on June 11 at 1:00pm.  This FREE  60-minute webinar is led by Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, head of education strategy at littleBits. Dr. Jamalian will talk about how school libraries are bringing...

No problem if you missed WebJunction’s  April 17 webinar!  The  free webinar presented results of a new study investigating voter perceptions and support for public libraries, with comparisons to similar research conducted 10 years ago.  The webinar was recorded and is...

CHICAGO – Applications for the 2018 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 6-9, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) will be accepted through March 9, 2018. The institute is designed to help future library leaders develop and practice their leadership skills...

Public library staff in small, mid-sized or rural communities are invited to FREE learning series on dialogue and deliberation facilitation The American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)...

The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library...

Pittsburgh and the Governor’s Mifflin School District in Shillington have been awarded grants to design and implement coding programs for young people. The grants are part of ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code initiative sponsored by Google.  Learn more.     ...

PA LaunchPod

  submitted by Mary Kay Moran A new episode of the PALaunchPod podcast dropped on October 13. In this episode, host Tom Berman talks with Samantha Hull, Ephrata High School Librarian & Media Coordinator for the Ephrata School District in Lancaster County, PA about...