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The North Central Library District hosted the Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Safety, Security, and Service at the Moment of Truth on August 23, 2019, at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Thompson Development Center in Williamsport. The workshop drew 60 library directors...

Ryan Dowd, a nationally sought after speaker and author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, led a four hour workshop for 60 librarians and library staff of the five county Lehigh Valley region in eastern PA on August 5, 2019. Ryan serves as the Executive Director of...

  Spend the day with Dr. Steve Albrecht, one of the nation’s leading experts on library safety and security and author of Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities. This multi district workshop, The Challenging Patron Workshop: Library Security, Safety and...

A FREE multi-District CE opportunity will be presented on: Monday, August 5th, 1:00pm-5:00pm at Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102. Ryan Dowd, author of  The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness, and a nationally sought-after speaker, will lead...

Great People make Great Libraries

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here Registration and Coffee: 8:30 to 9 a.m. Presentation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. How can Trustees generate strategies and actions that make public libraries more relevant and responsive to the life of the community? The key is...

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, the Capital Area region held a multi-district workshop titled: ‘A Positive Approach to Care™: Serving Our Patrons Facing Dementia,’ focusing on the awareness, knowledge and skills enhancement for library staff when it comes to serving patrons...

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018  10AM to 3PM Location: Lowry Room, James V Brown Library, Williamsport, PA Registration: email instructions are at the end of this posting David Lee King introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services....