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Washington, DC. — For the second year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP). The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019. APP is a special initiative of National Leadership...

A group of ALA Emerging Leaders has developed a site to help library staff find information about data training opportunities.  See https://ripl.lrs.org/data-pathways/. ...

New to WebJunction Courses: Grantseeking for Libraries: Top 10 Practices for Foundation Funding Supercharged Storytimes Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement Media Smart Libraries Courses provided by WebJunction...

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019 Where: Courtyard by Marriott Wilkes-Barre Arena 879 Schechter Drive,               Wilkes-Barre PA 18702 Time: Registration 9:30AM, Program begins 10AM, Working Lunch 12PM, Program ends by 3:30 Cost: $5   Registration  (Registration is limited,...

Visit the Connected Learning Alliance to access GitHub, a FREE Toolkit for Youth-Serving Library Professionals and Professionals-in-Training and other resources.  The toolkit is a set of free, customizable, and self-paced modules that will help with planning, developing and assessing...

submitted by: Susan Gardner, District Consultant Easton Area Public Library On May 4, 2018 the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Reading Library districts held their annual  Library Trustee Workshop. The title of the workshop was The Roles & Duties of Library Trustees, Directors,...

Webinar Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact Ensure your library’s programs and services are meeting patrons’ needs and exceeding expectations by using evaluation techniques that demonstrate results. This FREE three-part webinar series on user-centered...

Launched in 2015 by the Colorado State Library (CSL) and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) is for public library leaders and others interested in public library data and evaluation. In this immersive, bootcamp-style event,...

Pennsylvania library workers and library trustees are invited to apply for professional development grants! Access the application. Up to $1200 is available for training that addresses any of the following topics Accessible website development and technology Computer  or technology...

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....