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Glenn R. Miller

  Recruiting for Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania As the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) continues to rebuild its staff following some key staff retirements, I’m pleased to share a special and unique invitation to join the State Library of...

Seeking Applications for School Library, Community Memory, and Digital Inclusion Grants Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services has launched a new special initiative, Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP), and is accepting grant...

DC Public Library announces a subgrant application opportunity for public libraries to join the Memory Lab Network project. (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), is distributing the Memory Lab model to seven public libraries across the nation with funding...

Pam Marquette, Adult Program Coordinator Chester County Library and District Center This year the PaLA Conference was held October 16 through 19, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. Attending the conference was a great opportunity for excellent...

Highlighted content from WebJunction Library staff must be competent in a broad range of knowledge and skills in order to run an effective library.  WebJunction offers an ever-growing collection of FREE resources, covering the spectrum of the most critical topics for those working...

PA Digital announces and invites you to a FREE webinar on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA holds great potential as a tool for research, teaching, and fun; it now provides free access to more than 14 million items, including historical photographs, letters,...

The National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region has share that they have a new  Academic Coordinator, Elaina Vitale.  “Elaina will have primary responsibility for increasing awareness of, and providing training in the use of NLM’s information resources to...

The Pennsylvania State Archives, in cooperation with the State Library of Pennsylvania, has digitized a collection of World War I posters and has made them available online. The posters helped to fan the fires of patriotism throughout the United States during the Great War. Read...

The Library of Congress’ The Signal recaps the Personal Digital Archiving Conference.  Videos and other great resources are provided!  Share some of this with your patrons or use the information to start planning the archiving of library photos and documents! ...

Lyrasis  is offering  Digital & Preservation Classes: Caring for Scrapbooks: Preservation and Digitization Today – 7/14 Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries – 7/15 Creating Online Exhibits: New Ways to Reach Out, Advocate, and Publicize Your Collections...