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Does your library have users and staff aged 18-35?  If the answer is yes, meet the Millennials. They are quite different from the Boomers and Gen Xers who preceded them. The future depends on this younger generation, but we have to attract them now if we want them to grow as library...

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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries invites the submission of a Letter of Intent in competing for the 2016 Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund Grant program. The current competitive grant application process is used to award matching grants to municipalities that sponsor...

Re-Envisioning Public Libraries: Action Guide Now Available on WebJuntion – this free, new guide from the Aspen Institute includes worksheets and exercises that can be used to facilitate important conversations and planning around the future of libraries. These resources were...

The Palmyra Public Library is inviting the public to help decide their future location.  Learn more. ...

Attention PA public library system & district administrators, district consultants and library directors: Project Outcome was conceived, developed and launched by the Public Library Association (PLA) on June 26, 2015.  This online data collecting tool is available to all public...

The Public Library Directors 101 series has been added to WebJunction! // // // // Are you new to the public library director role? Or considering becoming a director in the future? This series will introduce you to the many and unique facets of public library directorship....

LEXINGTON, KY – The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) announce the free and open availability of content developed through its ongoing Continuing Education Connector Project via the COSLA public website. The Connector Project leverages the expertise of continuing...

Thanks for your interest and participation in the yearlong PA Public Library Broadband Connectivity project which ran from Jan 2014-Jan 2015.  The project had 3 main outcomes: Training: Tech Summit, 10 Sessions of Broadband 101, and 5 Webinars Assessments: 256 Self-Assessments...