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Consider applying for the 2020 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program.  The deadline is January 24, 2020. The Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is made possible through PSAYDN, with training support from the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) and STEM Education Coalition,...

Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries is proud to announce the upcoming 2019 Friends Institute The Institute will be held Saturday, September 28, 2019, at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport, PA.  This is the sixth Friends Institute and is an opportunity to network...

Highlighted Content on WebJunction Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace: Employees with a high level of motivation at work have a positive impact on overall organizational success, but the topic of motivation is complex. Encouraging Motivation in the Workplace will help supervisors...

WebJunction has an updated FREE  course on weeding! Key learning objectives of this course include: Developing clarity and decisiveness around the reasons for weeding your library collection. Identifying print and online resources to aid in planning an effective weeding...

WebJunction’s FREE, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 280 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. Explore the catalog today! Highlighted Content on WebJunction  Customer Service in Libraries: Meeting Evolving...

Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is to formulate plans, recommend policy, and advocate for strong library services and initiatives that enable all Pennsylvanians to be inspired and...

WebJunction has content!  Check out this WebJunction page on weeding: Seven Answers to Seven Weeding Questions Deciding how to weed your library’s collection can be daunting. Decisions about criteria and policies are important to address to provide guidance and clarity to...

Sarah Meitzler

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Michelle Georgetti

by Michelle Muro An Uncomfortable Topic Suicide. How often do you talk about it in your library? While researching for this article, I realized the difficulty in finding library programs on suicide prevention or awareness. Since this week is National Suicide Prevention Week (September...

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...