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The Bethlehem Area Public Library is proud to announce a major upgrade to a one-of-a-kind local resource. Check out BAPL’s World War II database, where you can find over 12,000 entries on local service people from WWII. This collection includes the many accounts in The Bethlehem...

Barbara Zaborowski.

Dr. Zaborowski has been a librarian for 28 years during which time she has served in school, public, and academic libraries. Currently, she serves as Dean of Library Resources at the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College. Starting at the College in 1995, she has been instrumental...

The NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program is offering planning and implementation grants.  These HCRR grants support the development and implementation of projects that ensure your collections are easily accessible to researchers. Funding may support...

Copyright confusion getting you down? The PA Digital Rights Team is here to help! Brandy Karl and Ana Enriquez of the Penn State Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communications and Copyright will answer your questions during these one-hour webinars. February 12– 1 to 2 p.m. March...

The NEH is making changes to one of its grant categories, NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. The deadline has been moved forward to January 31, 2019 (rather than the old mid-May deadline) and there’s a new maximum request limit of $10,000.  Learn more. ...

Digitization Initiative  A Centre County Library & Historical Museum collection of correspondence, inaugural addresses and other documents called The Bellefonte Governors’ Papers is now available online through POWER Library. Bellefonte has been the home to seven governors,...

local history space

Starting in mid-2017, Benson Memorial Library decided to expand its local history services by hiring its first full-time historian, Jessica Hilburn. Throughout her first year of employment, the library has been recognized for multiple major newsworthy accomplishments in the community....

Small organizations are encourage to apply for this NEH Division of Preservation & Access Program! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage program supports community digitization and outreach events to increase public awareness and stewardship of heritage...

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access is offering a Common Heritage Grant.  The program supports events organized by community cultural institutions.  Staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in...

The Pottsville Free Public Library will hold an open scan day on January 6, 2018!  Read about it. Learn more about Scan PA! ...