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The September/October issue  of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania has research by Dr. Sara A. Grove and Dr. C. Nielsen Brasher, of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, examining Pennsylvania’s public library services. The Role of Rural Public Libraries in Providing Access...

Access the the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book.  The Data Book describes how children were  faring prior to the corona virus pandemic.  An Interactive Data Book is also online. as well as other publications. ...

On February 21, two members of the Berks County Public Library System will join representatives from the California State Library in an online presentation titled Census 2020: Libraries Engaging Communities. This three-part webinar includes information about conducting Census storytimes,...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. [Public libraries are encouraged to apply. After reading the announcement, don’t hesitate to reach out for a funding...

RIPL Regional Travel Stipend Opportunity for Rural and Small Public Libraries Five travel stipends for the South Carolina RIPL Regional, March 31-April 1, 2020, are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These stipends are...

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Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

The National Network Library of Medicine (NNLM )Training Office (NTO) and Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) have invited applications for their two-day interactive, hands-on Library Carpentry workshops in Baltimore, MD and Salt Lake City, UT this spring. Library Carpentry focuses...

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Did your library take an Edge 1.0 Assessment? Log in to your Edge 1.0 account today to download your Assessment Results and Peer Comparison Reports before Dec. 31. Click here to find answers to FAQs about the Edge 1.0 shutdown. Need help to access your Edge 1.0 account? Contact...

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed United Way of Pennsylvania launched a statewide data project, ALICE, which provides data on those who are working, yet struggling financially.  Learn more about this data and access the report. A photography...

Up to 15 scholarships to the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) 2020 event in the Chicago suburbs, July 12-15, 2020, are available to staff working in rural and small public libraries in the United States. These scholarships are funded by the Institute of Museum and...