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WebJunction courses and webinars are always FREE through the WebJunction Course Catalog, providing learning at your fingertips when you need it. Here’s highlights from a  a few of the resources that can help you can connect with the teens in your community. Sign-up for a...

WebJunction’s FREE, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 280 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today! Highlighted Content on WebJunction  Customer Service in Libraries: Meeting Evolving...

David Lee King’s blog post, Chatbots and Libraries, offers great resources about chatbots!  One site claims you can build one for your Facebook page in ten minutes!  Consider how your library could use this! ...

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Multi-District Staff Development Workshop: Effectively Dealing with Challenging Individuals Dealing with challenging people and situations can be a fact of life, particularly while working in a public library. The Central Pennsylvania, Altoona, and Johnstown districts hosted an...

Grantseeking for Libraries Funding sources for libraries is an important discussion for library staff, board members, and even the community at large. Finding and increasing funding from private sources allows libraries to better meet the needs of their communities....

The Free Library of Philadelphia Receives Three-Year Grant from the Institute of Museuam and Library Services for Community-Centered Libraries InitiativeE The grant will support staff training and curriculum development in community-centered library practice PHILADELPHIA, September...

OCLC surveyed 2500 public libraries to determine how libraries communicate.  Read about the findings.   ...

The College & Research Division presents ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action. When: August 17, 2018 Where: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA Description: In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities...

FREE Webinar on Tuesday, July 31: Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers....

Date: Friday, August 17   9 am – 1 pm Location: Blair County Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA 16602 Dealing with challenging people and situations can be a fact of life, particularly while working in a public library. This interactive session will allow...