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Karen Hilbert

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....

Library Pipeline‘s Innovation Committee has partnered with the Awesome Foundation to found an Innovation in Libraries chapter that will, each month, award a $1,000 micro-grant to a project that suggests creative solutions, proposes a new way of thinking about library...

Ready, set…learn! All library staff in Pennsylvania have access to FREE learning through our subscription to Skillsoft. There are over 500 online courses, 30,000 short instructional videos (2 – 8 minutes) and job aids on a wide range of technology and business topics. Library...

Learn about Digital Learning Day, to be held on February 23. According to the site, Digital Learning Day was started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities. ...

The Penguin Random House Library Awards for Innovation recognize public libraries creating innovative community-based programs.  The deadline is October 1. ...

Join other library staff near you or across the state at one of the following Multi-district workshops! August 24 Holiday Inn East Mt. in Wilkes Barre #Socialwhat? Workshop August 26 Cross Creek Resort in Titusville Teens and the Library:  Just Talk to Me August 31 at the Eisenhower...

A Multi-district workshop, Library Management .2017,  will be held at the Upper Merion Township Library on September 16. Hear speakers on Strategic Stakeholder Engagement, Stress Testing for innovation, Employment Law Update and Intergenerational work team and library patrons! Access...

The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) has released “The People’s Incubator: Libraries Propel Entrepreneurship” (.pdf), a 21-page white paper that describes libraries’ importance in the innovation economy and urges decision makers to work more closely...

PEW Research released a new study on the sharing economy and on-demand services. They report that 22% of Americans have contributed to an online fundraising project on a site like Kickstarter or GoFundMe; 15% have used ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft; and 11% have used online...

WebJunction has offered five webinars and one symposium from Janaury through March. Did you miss any? The archives of these sessions can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog.  Here are the titles and links to the descriptions on WebJunction: Enhancing Your Library’s Web...