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submitted by June Houghtaling, District Consultant, North Central Library District Are you daring, direct, innovative, blunt, decisive, strong-willed, bold, results oriented? You may be a “High D.” If you are popular, gregarious, influential, open-minded, chances are you are...

Cathi Alloway

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....

Learn about ILEAD USA and how to apply by registering and attending a webinar on Thursday, November 17 at 2:00pm!  Register here!  In the meantime, look over the application.  Applications will be due on December 13, 2016. ILEAD USA: Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and...

Are you always thinking about new ways to engage your community with your library’s services? A big-picture thinker who can also manage minute details and get people excited about long-term projects? Looking for an opportunity to reinvigorate your library space to support...

Go outside library specific training and try these FREE American Management Association Webcasts: Get Big Things Done: Unleash Your Connectional Intelligence   September 21 Strategies to Build and Align Your Frontline Leadership Team  October 19 Training Our Brains: What Neuroscience...

The registration deadline for the Multi-District Board Trustee and Library Director Workshop on September 17, is extended through Friday, September 9th.  If you haven’t yet signed up and are planning to attend, please register at this Survey Monkey link.  Check out the updated...

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is participating in ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program, which enables 50 new librarians to get on the fast track to leadership within ALA and the library field. The Emerging Leader Program kicks off with a day-long leadership development...

Beth Milanak

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....

Leta Beam of Vantage International

When does five hours of “training” not feel like training?  When it is presented by Leta Beam in her motivating, funny, thought-provoking way.  Trustees and library directors from the Altoona, Johnstown and Central PA districts were treated to an evening with Leta at the...

Caitlyn Boland

By Caitlyn Boland  The Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) is a training opportunity designed to help Pennsylvania librarians maximize their leadership potential. Many participants come away from the experience feeling energized and confident...