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Access the the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2020 KIDS COUNT Data Book.  The Data Book describes how children were  faring prior to the corona virus pandemic.  An Interactive Data Book is also online. as well as other publications. ...

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018  10AM to 3PM Location: Lowry Room, James V Brown Library, Williamsport, PA Registration: email instructions are at the end of this posting David Lee King introduces emerging technology trends and shows how those trends are reshaping library services....

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries This is part 8 of an InfoPeople’s series of FREE webinars.  Register Now (link is external) Date: May 8 at 3pm ET Presenter: Laura Solomon ​ Register As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues...

The American Library Association has released The State of America’s Libraries 2018.  Academic, School and Public Libraries are included as are National Issues and Trends. ...

Keynote Address: Activate Sustainable Thinking for the Future of Libraries:  Saturday, April 21, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. This workshop is FREE for Pennsylvania Library Board Members! Register for the Workshop Trustees need a determined yet realistic approach to help them plan...

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,...

Glenn R. Miller

  Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Last fall, nearly 100 librarians from Pennsylvania joined library professionals from other states at the Futures Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. ...

Trustee Training in SW PA

What values does your library building convey? What is the board’s annual agenda of work? Will Alexa take over the reference desk? These were some of the questions posed to the 56 library trustees and directors who attended the SWPA Region Trustee Training on April 29th in Greentree....

You are invited to attend the 2017 Southwest PA Region’s Trustee Training Institute!                                    Date/Time: Saturday, April 29 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration & continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Crowne Plaza...

Know the percentage of people who say libraries maybe should move books and stacks from public places?  Would you believe 40%? Check out the latest PEW Report and  learn more! ...