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The Association for Rural and Small Libraries recognized that there are people working in small and rural libraries that would benefit from a comprehensive leadership institute to help propel them into library and community leadership along with enabling participants to further...

Jennifer L. Newcome, of Northeastern High School (Manchester, Pennsylvania), has been named one of 10 winners in the I Love My Librarian Award.  Read about the award and how you can watch the ceremony livestreamed on January 23. ...

MEMO TO:  Public Library Directors; District Library Administrators and Consultants; System Administrators; Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development; Office of Commonwealth Libraries Staff cc: Statewide library email distribution lists at 4:00 pm on March 23, 2020 FROM:...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries seeks contributing libraries for the Chat with a Librarian service.  Chat with a Librarian (formerly known as Ask Here PA) has been providing 24/7/365 live chat reference since 2006, and this service is a core component of the POWER Library....

PALS

  Due to overwhelming response, the June 2-5 Leadership Academy now has a waiting list. However, there is still time to apply for the Directors’ Institute — financial support may be available for attendees with smaller library budgets.  Applications are being accepted...

Paula Gilbert

The Martin Library Honors Committee has announced its selection of Paula Gilbert as its Spring 2019 Martin Honors honoree.  They will recognize Gilbert for her outstanding service to children, libraries, and the community on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to...

Allison Mackley

Allison Mackley has been named a Leadership Luminary by the American Association of School Librarians.  See a previous post about Mackley. ...

Beta Phi Mu offers scholarships for LIS studies, School Library Media Study, Continuing Education, Foreign Research and Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. March 15, 2019 is the deadline for most of the scholarships. ...

Terri Gallagher, reference librarian at the Community College of Beaver County and Paula Kelly, director at the Whitehall Public Library, are 2018 I Love My Librarian Award winners! ...

FREE classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Analyzing News Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News Health Literacy Establishing a Health Information Literacy Partnership with a Local PublicLibrary Health and Nutrition Literacy:...