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Heather Wakefield

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....

PA Digital announces and invites you to a FREE webinar on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA holds great potential as a tool for research, teaching, and fun; it now provides free access to more than 14 million items, including historical photographs, letters,...

DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History, July 26, 2016 at 3:00pm EST The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and FamilySearch International, the largest genealogy organization in the world, have signed an agreement that will expand access to FamilySearch.org’s...

Memory Masters Team

The second session of ILEAD USA 2016 is coming up July 11-14.  This is the technology session for the teams when they challenge themselves with technology classes and present the first view of their proposed solutions to community problems during a poster session. This is a...

The National  Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering Common Heritage grants, which will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s...

The South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association is hosting its Spring Workshop on Monday, May 16, 2016 focusing on Technology in Libraries. We would like to present topics associated with this theme, such as: Social Media for community engagement Uses of open...

Are you or your institution interested in learning more about how to participate in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)? If so, please come join us for our orientation session for the Pennsylvania Digital Collections Project, the DPLA service hub in Pennsylvania. We...

The Pennsylvania State Archives, in cooperation with the State Library of Pennsylvania, has digitized a collection of World War I posters and has made them available online. The posters helped to fan the fires of patriotism throughout the United States during the Great War. Read...

Read about the AAPB Online Reading Room and access to nearly 7,000 digitized historic audio and video programs dating from the late 1940s through the present. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) Project is a partnership of  WGBH and the Library of Congress. ...

Learn about the History of US Public Librraies through a DPLA  online exhibition. ...