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Visit the Connected Learning Alliance to access GitHub, a FREE Toolkit for Youth-Serving Library Professionals and Professionals-in-Training and other resources.  The toolkit is a set of free, customizable, and self-paced modules that will help with planning, developing and assessing...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free. Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach Tuesday,...

Jessica Miller

  by Jessica Miller, Coordinator, Washington County Library System Do you want to be able to better prepare your patrons based on where your community is heading?  This was the focus of the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) Conference in August. At RIPL, we learned...

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The North Central Library District’s Multi District Trustee Training was held on July 17, 2018 at the James V Brown Library in Williamsport. The title of the workshop was Sustainability Best Practices and Planning and the presenter was Kate Gallagher, founder and CEO of coLab. coLAB,...

Trustee Workshop: Sustainability Best Practices and Planning Date:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018  9:00am to 2:00pm. Location:  James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, Williamsport See Email Registration below What is organizational sustainability? What are the 13 key areas that drive sustainability?...

On Thursday, May 3rd over 50 trustees, directors, and library staff from across the Northeast, Wilkes-Barre, and Pottsville districts came to Wilkes-Barre to learn more about strategic planning from Pat Wagner of Pattern Research.  Participants enjoyed learning about the five...

submitted by: Susan Gardner, District Consultant Easton Area Public Library On May 4, 2018 the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Reading Library districts held their annual  Library Trustee Workshop. The title of the workshop was The Roles & Duties of Library Trustees, Directors,...

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2018 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grants for Public Libraries The Office of Commonwealth Libraries invites applications for the 2018 Keystone Grants for Public Libraries program. These grants are funded through the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. A...

Sustainability & Your Library’s Future with Pat Wagner Learn a simple five step process to help your library get on the path to sustainability. A well thought out strategic plan can save your library money and improve efficiency and effectiveness. Learn practical applications...

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) and the Orton Family Foundation are offering the Community Heart and Soul model to bring the humanities into a community’s planning process.  Learn more with their FREE webinar on September 27.  Additional information and registration...