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  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Monday, March 2, 2020 Coronavirus and Our Communities As leaders of trusted community organizations, you are no doubt concerned about...

  ALA has created a plethora of useful Census-related resources.  If you missed ALA’s sold-out webinar “Responding Online to the 2020 Census: What Libraries Need to Know” the recording is now available. I was impressed by the clear way that ALA outlined information...

AskEARN.org is the online hub for EARN, the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.  It serves as the centralized source of employer-focused tools, resources and publications on disability inclusion.  It covers a wide range of topics, including recruitment...

Oil Creek and Seneca Library Districts have entered into a Reciprocal Lending Agreement (RLA) through OverDrive – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The RLA allows patrons to use both District’s OverDrive collections with just their home library card. “Access is a...

The American Library Association, with the support of Google.org, is launching an initiative to identify and scale successful entrepreneurship programs in public libraries across the US and create learning resources for any library to support entrepreneurs in its community. Awards...

Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Prevention approaches and intervention, laws and policies, infographics and other resources are available at stopbullying.gov .     ...

WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has 55 self-paced courses on library topics, as well as over 260 curated webinar recordings ready and available when you are. AND WebJunction courses and webinars provide CE Hours for library staff in PA libraries!  Explore the catalog...

Nature Backpack

Themed backpacks used to explore and learn about the many forms of nature in backyards and the region’s green spaces Pittsburgh (May 28, 2019) – The Allegheny County Library Association, Allegheny County Parks, Allegheny Land Trust and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are...

Registration is OPEN 2019 National Training Program (NTP) Workshops REGISTER NOW Registration for the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Training Program (NTP) workshops is open. To help you plan, the cities and dates for the workshops are listed below....