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As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted three natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums.   Access WebJunction to learn the results! ...

IMLS will host its second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) webinar Tuesday, June 9 at 3:00 PM featuring Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Development Coordinator Noah Brod to discuss the SBA’s and the Treasury Department’s recent interim final rule providing guidance...

Phase 2 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding remains available. Watch this recorded webinar, with SBA Economic Development Coordinator Noah Brod discussing PPP issues most relevant to museum and library communities. https://www.imls.gov/webinars/sba-paycheck-protection-program-issues-museums-and-libraries   ...

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council is currently accepting applications for its Pop-Up Grants for Cultural Producers program which is aimed at supporting libraries, museums, and cultural organizations in Pennsylvania seeking to launch virtual/distance-based humanities events, programs,...

Philadelphia Free Library patrons can check out an Experience Pass for access to cultural attractions.  Read more in The Patch. ...

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Two attendees of Les Bénévoles created and taught the use of a data base to record all non-book artifacts for the Darby Free Library. The Library had a room dedicated to the history of the community and none of the realia had been previously catalogued.  The volunteers, Collection...

Robert M. Gallivan

Robert Gallivan, PhD,  is a lay member the Governor’s Advisory Council from Erie. He is on the bylaw committee and has served on the legislative committee, as well as others. Gallivan is a retired Organic Chemist. He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Purdue University...

Nominate Your Museum or Library for an IMLS National Medal Submissions Due October 1, 2018 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor...

The IMLS has announced the release of a new publication: Making + Learning in Museums and Libraries: A Practitioner’s Guide and Framework, which identifies conditions to support learning in makerspaces. The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will launch a MOOC (massive open online...

Check out Unfolding History at Your Library on WebJunction.  This nationwide project from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, is excavating the evidence for what was possible for Americans to have known about the Holocaust as it was happening...