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  ALA has created a plethora of useful Census-related resources.  If you missed ALA’s sold-out webinar “Responding Online to the 2020 Census: What Libraries Need to Know” the recording is now available. I was impressed by the clear way that ALA outlined information...

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has implemented a process for waiving the birth certificate acquisition fee for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Access the Birth Certificate Application. Please share this with your public services and reference staff.     ...

Multi-District Staff Development Workshop: The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness Following the model of other regions throughout the Commonwealth, the Altoona, Central PA, and Johnstown Districts hosted Ryan Dowd, nationally sought after speaker and author of The Librarian’s...

Ryan Dowd, a nationally sought after speaker and author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, led a four hour workshop for 60 librarians and library staff of the five county Lehigh Valley region in eastern PA on August 5, 2019. Ryan serves as the Executive Director of...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction: Prioritizing Accessibility and Disability Inclusion at Your Library: Putting a focus on accessibility helps create a library that can be enjoyed by more people and can connect more people to the information and resources they need. Opportunities...

A FREE multi-District CE opportunity will be presented on: Monday, August 5th, 1:00pm-5:00pm at Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102. Ryan Dowd, author of  The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, and a nationally sought-after speaker, will lead...

Karen Cullings, Interim Executive Director of the Dauphin County Library System, Randie Yeager, Human Services Director with the Dauphin County Human Services Department, Lisa Howald, Library Manager of the McCormick Riverfront Library, discuss conflict resolution in libraries with...

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 third Library 2.018 mini-conference: “Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World,” will be held online for FREE on Wednesday, October 17th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST.   Learn more and Register. This event is being organized in partnership with Patty Wong,...

More than 70 library staff members from the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton Library Districts earned six CE hours for their attendance at the multidistrict workshop, Library Patrons: Practical Tools for Resolving (& Preventing) Problems. Presenter Ryan Dowd kept the audience...