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Albrecht Multi District

The North Central Library District hosted the Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Safety, Security, and Service at the Moment of Truth on August 23, 2019, at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Thompson Development Center in Williamsport. The workshop drew 60 library directors...

The NASIG Diversity and Inclusion Award is open to members of an unrepresented group in the NASIG community who are in a position of a professional nature with primary responsibilities for some aspect of information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions,...

Gale Topic Collections (InfoTrac Collections) added to POWER Library Portal In addition to the new Gale e-resources that have been presented on the POWER Library Portal since August 1, there are also 29 additional topic collections (InfoTrac Collections) available if a user navigates...

Schlow Centre Region Library has launched the Schlow Library Podcast. The first episode is now available through iTunes, Google Play Music, or at schlowlibrary.buzzsprout.com. The weekly podcast will feature interviews and news about events, happenings, and services at Schlow Centre...

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,...

PC Sweeney at Trustee Training

Trustee Workshop: Communication Best Practices with Municipal Leaders, Presented by P.C. Sweeney Trustees and Library Directors from the Lebanon County Library District and surrounding districts gathered at the Holiday Inn- Middletown on May 5, 2018 for a presentation focusing on...

Applications for  John Cotton Dana Awards are being accepted. This award honors outstanding library public relations initiatives. Eight awards of $10,000 are granted. It is open to any library, Friends group, consulting agency or service provider. The deadline is March 16, 2018. ...

Margie Stern

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....

Does your library have users and staff aged 18-35?  If the answer is yes, meet the Millennials. They are quite different from the Boomers and Gen Xers who preceded them. The future depends on this younger generation, but we have to attract them now if we want them to grow as library...