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Enter your library to win a Webby Award.  The categories are: Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, Games. The deadline is December 20, 2019.  Learn more and enter! ...

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...

First Time in Erie in 30 YEARS. Mechanicsburg, PA (October 13, 2019) – The Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its 2019 Conference in Erie Pennsylvania.  The event will be held at the beautiful Bayfront Convention Center from Sunday, October 13 to Wednesday, October...

The St. Marys Public Library was recently named organization of the year. Read more about it in the Courier Express!.       ...

Library Journal‘s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, honors the U.S. public library that demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.  The deadline is July 2, 2019.  Access the guidelines. ...

Allison Mackley

Allison Mackley has been named a Leadership Luminary by the American Association of School Librarians.  See a previous post about Mackley. ...

The Library of Congress invites organizations committed to the advancement of literacy to apply for the 2019 Library of Congress Literacy Awards. Applications will be accepted from January 14 to March 8, 2019. Created and supported by philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Literacy...

Terri Gallagher, reference librarian at the Community College of Beaver County and Paula Kelly, director at the Whitehall Public Library, are 2018 I Love My Librarian Award winners! ...

Marguerite Dube

On October 26th, Marguerite Dube, Director of the Chester County Library and its Henrietta Hankin Branch, was honored at the Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) 39th Annual Award Gala. Marguerite received the 2018 Difference of One Award for her dedication...

Nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award are open through October 1. Each year 10 librarians are selected and receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception in New York City, hosted by Carnegie Corporation of New York. Nominations...