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From           Sarah Greene, Director, State Library of Pennsylvania Date             April 24, 2020 Re                 Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive   Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive The State Library of Pennsylvania...

Michael Lear

  by Michael Lear, Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania mlear@pa.gov Preservation of Paper-Based Materials Overview Paper-based materials are subject to damage by multiple external and internal factors. Careless handling can result in tears. Staining...

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...

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The State Library knows that exploring your family history is a popular pastime. African American genealogy can be tricky and may require some special advice. Join the conversation with special guest Adrienne Whaley, President of the Philadelphia African American Genealogy Group! GET...

Preservation Assistance Grants are available to help small and mid-sized institutions, such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities, improve their ability to preserve...

Michael Lear

Michael Lear joined the State Library of Pennsylvania on September 16th as the new Rare Collections Librarian. Previous to joining the State Library, Michael worked as Research and Collections Management Specialist at Franklin and Marshall College Library’s Archives and Special...

Washington, DC. — For the second year, the Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting grant applications for Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP). The deadline to apply is December 2, 2019. APP is a special initiative of National Leadership...

Read about the Penn State University Libraries’ Conservation Centre, which has opened in University Park. ...

Larry Nesbit

  I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in August 1970 and began work at Mansfield University a few weeks later as the education librarian.  It was a perfect match for me because it permitted me to use my undergraduate and graduate backgrounds in education, as well...

The NEH is making changes to one of its grant categories, NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions. The deadline has been moved forward to January 31, 2019 (rather than the old mid-May deadline) and there’s a new maximum request limit of $10,000.  Learn more. ...