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REALM literature review and new toolkit resources available Systematic literature review  This third systematic literature review of SARS-CoV-2 research published through November 2020 summarizes current research on how the virus spreads, its survival on materials and surfaces,...

The Dauphin County Library System is offering TimeSlips to residents of nursing homes.  Learn about this initiative on the library’s website. ...

You do not need to be a member of American Library Association (ALA) in order to apply for the ALA Learning Round Table professional development grant! Complete the questionnaire located at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8P388D by March 1, 2021.   ...

The American Library Association is accepting application for the Spectrum Scholarship Program through March 1, 2021. The Spectrum Scholarship Program actively recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle...

The American Library Association (ALA) invites libraries in small and rural communities to apply for grant funding to help them address issues of concern in their communities.  Up to 650 U.S. libraries in small and rural communities will receive $3,000 each to tackle issues ranging...

The State Library of Pennsylvania presents a Virtual Author Talk: Phaedra Patrick and “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” Join us to meet and chat with international best-selling author Phaedra Patrick as she discusses her work, “The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.” Learn...

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. ...

The Bradford Era posted that the  S W Smith Library held a virtual auction this past November.  Library Director, Mary Grace Collier-Kisler, followed up that the total gross revenue was $30,541.  “We never thought we would even make $15,000! The SWS Library’s net...

5.19 Million in Keystone Grants Awarded  I am very pleased to announce on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Education that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be awarding 18 municipalities in 15 counties with $5.19 million in Keystone grants to improve their local libraries.   The...