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Guidelines and sample narratives and budgets available October 10, 2018  Draft deadline (optional) November 15, 2018 Application deadline Dialogues on the Experience of War The program supports the study and discussion of important humanities sources about war, in the belief that...

Nominate Your Museum or Library for an IMLS National Medal Submissions Due October 1, 2018 Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor...

Learn about PAsmart, a new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in Pennsylvania.  Share with your patrons!   ...

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:...

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

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    The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs offers a Veterans Resource Online Directory.   ...

Chambersburg, PA:  Grove Family Library will celebrate May as “Salute to the Military”.  The library is looking for those who have served, or are currently serving, and would be willing to share some of their experiences.  The library also is planning an Honor/Memorial Wall...

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by Michelle Muro An Uncomfortable Topic Suicide. How often do you talk about it in your library? While researching for this article, I realized the difficulty in finding library programs on suicide prevention or awareness. Since this week is National Suicide Prevention Week (September...

Learning about California’s Veteran Resource Centers and How to Develop your Community Based Service Model for Veterans Join this FREE webinar hosted by ALA on: Thursday, February 25, 2016 2:00-3:00 PM EST (11:00- 12:00 PM PST) Webinar link: https://ala.adobeconnect.com/_a1087453682/woegovt/...

Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid is offered in the form of an 8 hour course that presents an overview of mental illness...