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Read about one of the finalists of Library Journal’s Best Small Library in America: Whitehall Public Library! ...

Library Journal‘s annual award for the Best Small Library in America, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, honors the U.S. public library that demonstrates outstanding service to populations of 25,000 or less.  The deadline is July 2, 2019.  Access the guidelines. ...

A partnership between Library Journal and the Gerald M. Kline Family Foundation has created the Jerry Kline Community Impact Prize.  Learn more and apply by August 1, 2019. ...

Library Journal will select up to 10 buildings, completed between between January 2016 and March 1, 2019 that demonstrate excellence in (1) community engagement in design, (2) sustainability, (3) functionality, (4) innovation, and (5) beauty and delight. Projects to be considered...

EXTON- The Chester County Library was named as one of America’s Top-Rated Libraries* – earning the designation as a Star Library by the profession’s leading periodical, Library Journal.   This is the first year the Chester County Library (CCL) has received this distinction...

Nathaniel Rasmussen

  Nathaniel Rasmusen, Head of IT Services at the Schlow Centre Region Library in State College has been named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker! Read about Rassmussen as well as the TV White Space project in this Library Journal article.   ...

Laurie Allen, Director for Digital Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia, is a Library Journal 2018 Mover and Shaker.  Read more. ...

Five Pennsylvania libraries have been named Star Libraries by Library Journal:  Baden Memorial, Cory, Chester County, Lancaster System  and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Learn more about the LJ Index of Public Library Service.  The index rates U.S. public libraries based...

Learn about and enter Library Journal’s Marketer of the Year award! ...

Margie Stern

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....