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Date: August 11, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) This is the third in a series of virtual programs about Rare Books.  Join Michael Lear, the State Library’s Rare Collections Librarian, as he delves into topics on book preservation and history. Each session will...

The Library of Congress and the American Folklife Center have launched the Community Collections grant program. These grants will support individuals or non-profit organizations in producing cultural documentation–photographs, interviews, audio or video recordings about their...

Michael Lear

      by Michael Lear, Rare Collections Librarian State Library of Pennsylvania Identification of photographs Identifying the type of photograph(s) that you have helps to date an image and can be key to determining the best handling and storage conditions. Some...

March 13 Intro to loc.gov Make the most of the Library of Congress’ online collections: photographs, maps, sound recordings, films, legal and historical documents, and more. Join the Digital Reference Section’s next free one-hour webinar for an interactive orientation...

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  Rev. Dr. Cynthia Huling Hummel appeared at the Bradford County Library to discuss her challenges with being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  To help deal with her illness, Dr. Huling Hummel created 36 masks, each one reflecting her emotions at different...

Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies Learn about resources at the Library of Congress! When:  Wednesday, May 16, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon EDT Registration: Please register via Eventbrite.* The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural...

Make the most of the Library of Congress (LOC) online collections: photographs, maps, sound recordings, films, legal and historical documents, and more. Join the Digital Reference Section’s next FREE  one-hour webinar for an interactive orientation to loc.gov. Title: Introducing...

The Pottsville Free Public Library will hold an open scan day on January 6, 2018!  Read about it. Learn more about Scan PA! ...

A FREE half-day workshop will be presented in partnership with the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)! See agenda below. Date:  Tuesday, September 13   9:30am – 1:00pm Location:  Cambria County Library, Johnstown, PA Speakers: Frances Harrell, Senior Preservation...

PA Digital announces and invites you to a FREE webinar on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA holds great potential as a tool for research, teaching, and fun; it now provides free access to more than 14 million items, including historical photographs, letters,...