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Have your patrons been asking about the flu or the 2019 Novel Corona Virus (2019-nCoV)? Provide trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine by sharing: MedlinePlus resources, such as the Coronavirus Infections page:  https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html and MedlinePlus ...

Stacey Mulligan

Young children (ages 0-5) are considered “hard-to-count” because the Census Bureau finds them challenging to interview, locate or contact! Cultural and linguistic barriers only compound this issue.  Libraries across the United States are responding in innovative ways. In Phoenix,...

New to WebJunction Courses: Grantseeking for Libraries: Top 10 Practices for Foundation Funding Supercharged Storytimes Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement Media Smart Libraries Courses provided by WebJunction...

InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars: Creating A Crisis Communications Plan That Works –Presented by Kim Thursday, March 27, 2019 @ 3pm EST  In world with a 24-hour news cycle, libraries must be ready to communicate quickly about any crisis that may impact their...

The Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the Pennsylvania Library Association is pleased to offer a media toolkit to be used for celebrating National Library Week in April. The National Library Week 2019 toolkit is now available on the Pennsylvania Library Association’s...

InfoPeople is offering the following FREE webinars: Balancing Books and Social Issues: Homelessness and Trauma Date:  Wednesday February 6, 2019 Presented by Elissa Hardy With numerous budget cuts to social services programs, public libraries are encountering more individuals experiencing...

The Reimagining School Readiness Toolkit is research based and created for librarians to help parents prepare children ages 0 to 8 for success in school and life. The toolkit includes a position paper, a promising practice guide, case studies and bookmarks, which contain tips for...

Particpate in these FREE Infopeople webinars: What’s New in Children’s Literature February 21 Presented by Penny Peck Discover books published in late 2017 and Spring 2018 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books reflecting diversity. Also, find...

Six webinars were offered this quarter by WebJunction.  If you missed any of the events, the recordings of these sessions can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Here are the titles and links to the descriptions on WebJunction: Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the...

Free WebJunction Webinars for You These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog. From Tots to Teens: STE(A)M-powered Ideas for Programming Thursday, December...