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David Lee King’s blog post, Chatbots and Libraries, offers great resources about chatbots!  One site claims you can build one for your Facebook page in ten minutes!  Consider how your library could use this! ...

Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping to Better Serve the Immigrant Community WebJunction Webinar: July 17   3:00pm-4:00pm   Register As of 2016, more than 43 million immigrants were living in the US, and that number is growing....

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a FREE class: Health Statistics on the Web on August 24 at 2pm. This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international...

New classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM): Click on the links next to the title for more information about each FREE class. May 29, 2018 Boost Box: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds [ https://nnlm.gov/boostbox/may2018 ] Jun 7, 2018 Beyond the SEA: LGBTQ Communities:...

Membership is FREE for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Program. With or without membership you can access reources of interest to libraries, a natural afterschool site! A search of the site leads to many other resources, such as the  Summer Reading Teen...

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.   ...

TechSoup and TechSoup for Libraries supports nonprofits by providing access to donations and discount rates on software, hardware and services from major brands. Some of the brands include Microsoft Office, Adobe, Tableau, Cisco, Dell, Windows Server, Symantec, Quickbooks, AWS,...

Money on our minds: How to help library patrons make financial choices You are invited to participate in a webinar to learn about the  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) financial education resources on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 2 to 3 p.m. eastern standard time....

Jeff Bezos has donated $250,000 to the News Literacy Project, which provides students and others with tools and other support to detect fake news.  Learn More.   ...

The National Library of Medicine is offering a FREE webinar on January 10: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe This class covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators,...