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Libraries in Pennsylvania are a source of information for many Pennsylvanians. Please read the press release about the Emergency Broadband Benefit program shared below. If your library wants to promote the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, printable signs and examples of...

April 7, 2021 Pennsylvania’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries Announces Project to Provide Broadband Internet Access to Underserved Communities Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) and the Keystone Initiative...

In an effort to better reach those seeking employment or navigating career transitions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Berks County Public Libraries will take to the road later this month with the launch of their Mobile Job Lab, bringing free workforce resources and instruction to...

Digital Equity in the Age of COVID-19   spotlights how the pandemic has both intensified the digital divide and created a window for action by raising the visibility of what it means to be unconnected in our hyper-connected world, especially for our most vulnerable residents. Included...

Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

Access data on the digital divide for lower-income Americans and see links for other groups, such as the disabled or the rural population, on PEW’s Fact-Tank. ...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Thursday, May 9, 2019 Toward Gigabit Libraries Survey (Deadline Fri. May 17) In late April, I asked every public library location in Pennsylvania...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, April 30, 2019 In March, I announced that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is working with the  Keystone Initiative for...

Kinbercon will be held April 1-3 .  It is Pennsylvania’s only statewide IT conference bringing together leaders in education, libraries, government, healthcare, economic development and technology to share ideas and success stories. Learn more. ...