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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...

The James V. Brown Library is featured using Libraries Transform toolkit. ...

Brianna Crum

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Mary Glendening with Gerard Way (left)

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

American Library Association (ALA) and Google will offer libraries an opportunity to apply for Phase III of the Libraries Ready to Code initiative.  The application period starts in mid-July. A cohort of 25-50 school and public libraries will each receive resources and support...

PA Forward: Money Smart Week (April 22-29) by Michelle Georgetti PA Forward envisions “… a Pennsylvania where citizens are informed consumers and individuals, small businesses, and organizations contribute to the economic vitality of their community through innovation, entrepreneurship,...