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Multi-District Staff Development Workshop: The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness Following the model of other regions throughout the Commonwealth, the Altoona, Central PA, and Johnstown Districts hosted Ryan Dowd, nationally sought after speaker and author of The Librarian’s...

The Capital Area Library District is partnering with WellSpan/Philhaven to provide a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops (both Adult and Youth modules) in Dauphin County. See dates below. No registration fee 7.5 Continuing Education hours  What is this training and why...

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health...

Date: August 27     9:00am-4:00pm Location: Holiday Inn Wilkes-Barre – East Mountain 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Presented by: Ryan Dowd, Author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict,...

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO. National Network Libray of Medicine (NNLM) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) classes are...

On March 14 the Tredyffrin Public Library will host an event that will feature dicussion on gun laws, mental health,  and school safety.  Read more in this Malvern Patch post.   ...

On August 18, 2017 library directors and their staff from the Central Pa, Johnstown, and Altoona Districts joined presenters Marisa Vicere (Jana Marie Foundation) and Heather Moran (Peer Star, LLC) at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona for a Mental Health 101 for Library...

Date: August 18, 2017 Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 12:00 p.m. Location: Blair County Convention Center, Altoona Title: Mental Health 101 for Library Staff Presenters: Marisa Vicere (Jana Marie Foundation) and Heather Moran...

Elizabeth Hess

  by Elizabeth Hess You’ve surely seen or heard the phrase “New Year, New You” before- whether on a magazine cover, a television show, or even a library display (like one I created last January!) While it’s often the New Year when many make resolutions to break a bad...

Mental Health First Aid Training for Library Staff– Older Adult Focus  is being conducted by the PA Behavorial Health and Aging Coalition.  This is a FREE in-person training, which will be held in Johnstown and Warren. Mental Health First Aid is a public education program...