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Eleven libraries have formed the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. ...

Kate Gallagher

The North Central Library District’s Multi District Trustee Training was held on July 17, 2018 at the James V Brown Library in Williamsport. The title of the workshop was Sustainability Best Practices and Planning and the presenter was Kate Gallagher, founder and CEO of coLab. coLAB,...

The Allegheny County Library Association, Libraries Without Borders, South Park Township Library and WQED Multimedia have collaborated to create an interactive library center inside a laundromat.  Read this Post Gazette article. ...

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community...

Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants are now available. The purpose of the DFC Support Program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance...

Stephanie Williams

Submitted by: Stephanie D. Williams, District Consultant, Lebanon County On August 28, District Consultants within the Capital Region, led by the Capital Area District Consultant, Brianna Crum, hosted the Multi-District Staff Workshop at the PA News Media Association facility in...

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and the Orton Family Foundation are offering the Community Heart and Soul model to bring the humanities into a community’s planning process.  Learn more with their FREE webinar on September 27.  Additional information and registration...

Brandi Hunter-Davenport

  by Brandi Hunter-Davenport, PA Library Association, PA Forward Project Manager Incorporating the PA Forward framework into your everyday programming may seem a bit daunting but there is a Training Team here to help you get going. The Training Team is comprised of multiple...

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....

Sustaining Community Partnerships, Celebrating Diversity & Supporting Staff Wellness The Multi-District Workshop for the Capital Area Region (Comprised of the Capital Area, Chambersburg/Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York/Adams Districts) is scheduled for Monday, August...