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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. ...

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant opportunities (not in order of grant deadline): Division of Public Programs Deadline June 6, 2018 Digital Projects fort the Public  Deadline August 8, 2018 Media Projects: Development Grants Media Projects: Production Grants Public...

Access Preservation Week resources, such as webinars, handouts, how-to tips and more to share with your patrons. Preservation Week is an initiative of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services.   ...

Small organizations are encourage to apply for this NEH Division of Preservation & Access Program! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage program supports community digitization and outreach events to increase public awareness and stewardship of heritage...

Checkout the latest episode of the PA LAunchPod podcast!  It features Iren Snavely, librarian for the Rare Book Collection at the State Library of Pennsylvania.  The podcast host is Tom Berman. Snavely discusses some of the challenges of balancing access and preservation, and...

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) Offers Grant Programs CCAHA’s Preservation Needs Assessment Program CCAHA is seeking applicants for its Preservation Needs Assessment Program, which will offer a limited number of subsidized preservation needs assessments. ...

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access is offering a Common Heritage Grant.  The program supports events organized by community cultural institutions.  Staff will digitize the community historical materials brought in...

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is offering preservation assistance grants for smaller institutions. The program helps small and mid-sized institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural institutions improve their ability to preserve...

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