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The southwest region’s multi-district trustee training was held Saturday, April 28th and featured Tish Mogan, Director of the Standards for Excellence Program at the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). Since the overwhelming majority of public libraries...

submitted by: Susan Gardner, District Consultant Easton Area Public Library On May 4, 2018 the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Reading Library districts held their annual  Library Trustee Workshop. The title of the workshop was The Roles & Duties of Library Trustees, Directors,...

The North Central Library District’s Trustee Training focuses on acquiring the knowledge and tools to sustain library service for future generations. To that end, Kate Gallagher with coLAB will provide a way for libraries to assess their current organizational capacity and to...

Here are a couple of the upcoming FREE  live WebJunction Webinars for You: These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. Building a Culture of Learning...

Building a Culture of Learning with Library Boards Thursday, May 24, 2018 ♦ 3:00 pm Eastern ♦ 60 minutes    Register When library boards embrace a learning culture, they become more receptive to supporting continuing education, in policy, planning, and budgeting. This webinar...

The Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Reading Districts’ Trustee Training is on The Roles and Duties of Library Trustees, Directors, Staff and Library Stakeholders. Join Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. for this one day workshop that will help you become an exceptional...

When: Saturday, May 5, 2018: 8:30AM-1PM Where: Holiday Inn Harrisburg East, 815 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown, PA 17057 Continental breakfast and registration begin at 8:30AM Keynote speaker: 9AM-1PM Cost: $5 for continental breakfast Register online One of the functions of library...

Keynote Address: Activate Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries:  Saturday, April 21, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Pennsylvania Library Board Members! Register for the Workshop Trustees need a determined yet realistic approach to help them plan...

Southwest Region Trustee Workshop Date/Time: Saturday, April 28 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh West-Green Tree, 401 Holiday Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15220 Cost: $20 per attendee To Register: Register online by April 21 at https://aclalibraries.org/trustee-training-institute Click...

The Stand for Your Mission Awards will recognize nonprofit boards that have “established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers...