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The Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Pottsville Library Districts will be presenting RA for All: Diversity & Inclusion through Reader’s Advisory workshop featuring Becky Spratford of RA for All (http://raforall.blogspot.com/). Spratford will present 4 modules detailed below –...

The Pennsylvania State Data Center has released a map showing child diversity in PA School districts.  The years 2009 and 2017 are compared.   ...

A partnership between Library Journal and the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation has created the Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize.  Learn more and apply by August 1, 2019. ...

Great Stories Club Grants on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Learn  about the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages underserved teens...

Teen Reading Lounge

2019-21 TRL Application Announcement Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) invites public libraries to apply to be part of a special two-year Teen Reading Lounge project with the goals of increasing participation of youth ages 12 -18 in quality humanities experiences and increasing...

InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars: Creating A Crisis Communications Plan That Works –Presented by Kim Thursday, March 27, 2019 @ 3pm EST  In world with a 24-hour news cycle, libraries must be ready to communicate quickly about any crisis that may impact their...

InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars: Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma Date:  Wednesday February 6, 2019 Presented by Elissa Hardy With numerous budget cuts to social services programs, public libraries are encountering more individuals experiencing...

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,...

Workforce Recruitment Program Libraries and other nonprofits may access the 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) database, which is available to employers, in the private and nonprofit sector, seeking interns or employees with disabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of...

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...