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The southwest region’s multi-district trustee training was held Saturday, April 28th and featured Tish Mogan, Director of the Standards for Excellence Program at the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). Since the overwhelming majority of public libraries...

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From the  POWER Library newsletter: CyberSmarts Interactive eBooks are updated for the 2016/2017 school year. This 5-eBook set for ages 8 to 12 covers topics including: cyberbullying, online behavior, safe profiles, online privacy, and more. Hands-on interactive learning simulations...

Adam Balcziunas

By Adam Balcziunas Last year, the Compendium switched formats from an email newsletter to a blog. While there are advantages to each format, several of my colleagues have mentioned that they feel disconnected from the Compendium now that it doesn’t automatically appear in their...

Caitlyn Boland

by Caitlyn Bovard As a reference librarian, certain times of the day are quiet. Then, all at once the computers are full and there is a line up of people waiting for an open station. Every single person requires your full attention and many of the things they need help with take...