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Mechanicsburg, Pa – The Cumberland County Library System Foundation has been awarded a national grant to support staff development. The American Library Association’s H.W. Wilson Grant is an annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library...

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...

Are you interested in improving library access for people with disabilities? As part of an IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Lifelong Learning Continuing Education grant, Infopeople, the Califa training arm, is collaborating with Syracuse University and Project ENABLE to offer...

The Capital Area Library District is partnering with WellSpan/Philhaven to provide a series of Mental Health First Aid Workshops (both Adult and Youth modules) in Dauphin County. See dates below. No registration fee 7.5 Continuing Education hours  What is this training and why...

REGISTER NOW Registration for the live 2019 Fall Training sessions is now open! There are 9 sessions scheduled across the state.  Please keep in mind that while the deadline for registering is one week before each scheduled session, space is limited and seats will be filled on...

IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries  support projects that enhance the quality of library and archive services nationwide by advancing theory and practice. Successful proposals will generate results such as new tools, research findings, models, services, practices, or...

A group of ALA Emerging Leaders has developed a site to help library staff find information about data training opportunities.  See https://ripl.lrs.org/data-pathways/. ...

SBA’s MaTCH Pilot Competition The Small Business Administration (SBA) challenges individual organizations or teams to use existing makerspaces to create or expand skills training programs, including industry or trade certification when feasible,...

Fall 2019 POWER Library Training Dates and Locations are now available! September 17 – Crowne Plaza (King of Prussia) September 18 – Ephrata Public Library September 19 – Bucks County IU22 (Doylestown) September 24 – Appalachia – IU 8 (Altoona) September...

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries, is accepting applications from public libraries to establish family place community centers for early childhood information, parent education, socialization, emergent literacy, and family support. Successful...