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The Public Library Association (PLA) is still accepting applications from public libraries that are interested in participating in the Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) through February 3, 2020. PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships...

The Public Library Association’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Over the course of the summer, each intern works with a library mentor on a community-based learning project. Through...

Public Library Association seeks stories on courage, offering winners up to $1,000 and the opportunity to be published in Short Story Dispensers worldwide (CHICAGO) – Sept. 25, 2018 – America’s libraries are home to countless volumes and voices...

Tiffany Harkleroad from the Butler Area Public Library has been selected to participate in PLA’s Inclusive Internship Initiative (funded by IMLS).     ...

No problem if you missed WebJunction’s  April 17 webinar!  The  free webinar presented results of a new study investigating voter perceptions and support for public libraries, with comparisons to similar research conducted 10 years ago.  The webinar was recorded and is...

Public library staff in small, mid-sized or rural communities are invited to FREE learning series on dialogue and deliberation facilitation The American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)...

A$500 stipend is being offered to cover most costs to attend the March 20,2018  preconference workshop, Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community at the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The deadline is Nov 19, 2017.  Learn more.     ...

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia. The conference will...

DC Public Library announces a subgrant application opportunity for public libraries to join the Memory Lab Network project. (DCPL), in partnership with the Public Library Association (PLA), is distributing the Memory Lab model to seven public libraries across the nation with funding...

Learn about Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement, released by Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association, is a call to action for libraries.  Read more. ...