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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is pleased to announce that two new statewide online learning e-resources are now available through Niche Academy, a platform of free tutorials for library staff and the general population. The Pennsylvania Library Staff Academy is available...

American Library Association (ALA), in partnership with Five-Star Technology Solutions, is offering  Virtual Learning and Enhancement Grants of $1,000 available for 90 school, tribal, public, and academic libraries.  The application deadline is September 17, 2020. ...

These WebJunction resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today! Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More: Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October...

WebJunction’s Course Catalog is Always Available WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 50 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 185 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today! Highlighted Content These...

The PEW Research Center has posted The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training.  With AI performing more tasks, PEW asked experts whether workers will be able to keep up with needed skills.  The article discusses the most important skills needed to succeed, the skills that can be effectively...

Jasmine Woodson

By Jasmine Woodson Much of what we talk about when we discuss the literacies in PA Forward concerns how we can foster those competencies in our patrons. We rarely discuss, though, how each of the five literacies — information, health, financial, civic, and basic — furthers...

PBS Learning Media offers FREE online educational videos and other resources for Pre-K through adult.  Professional development videos are also available.  Check it out!  Help parents assist their children or assist students to better understand topics by referring them to...