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Have you been to a technology conference? The following are several that may be especially interesting to librarians: Jan. 8–10 EdgeCon 2020  Long Branch, NJ Feb. 23-26 Pete & C  Pittsburgh, PA March 4–7 SXSW EDU Conference & Festival  Austin, TX March 24-26 Nonprofit...

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Did your library take an Edge 1.0 Assessment? Log in to your Edge 1.0 account today to download your Assessment Results and Peer Comparison Reports before Dec. 31. Click here to find answers to FAQs about the Edge 1.0 shutdown. Need help to access your Edge 1.0 account? Contact...

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Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Building on the highly successful launch of his PAsmart initiative last year, Governor Tom Wolf announced this week...

Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7  in January 2020. Staying on Windows 7 will possibly expose your computers to  extra security risks.   This CNET article has more reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. If your Windows 7 computers are more than four years old, the best way...

HARRISBURG, PA, October 1, 2019 – The Keystone Initiative for Network-Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced that its President and CEO, Gwendolyn “Wendy” Huntoon, is stepping down as president and CEO effective Oct. 31. Ms. Huntoon will continue to...

June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

June 7, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Middle school teachers from the Carlisle Area School District kicked off their summer today by visiting the State Library’s Makerspace to experience the computer science and STEM-related activities the hands-on learning lab offers and to generate...

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  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, April 30, 2019 In March, I announced that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is working with the  Keystone Initiative for...

Applications to borrow a Finch Robot for the 2019-2020 school year are being accepted by BirdBrain Technologies. This is open to districts, schools and libraries. You may borrow more than one! BirdBrain wants the robots to be used in pair programming so that 2 students work with...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries   The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the Keystone Initiative...