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Enter your library to win a Webby Award.  The categories are: Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, Games. The deadline is December 20, 2019.  Learn more and enter! ...

FREE Everyone Can Create Guides provide instruction to help students develop and communicate ideas through drawing, photography, video, and music! The guides are targeted to students but would be helpful for adult instruction also. The Guides are also available at iTunesU (top...

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation streams videos featuring well-known actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.  This award-winning children’s literacy website is Storyline Online. The site also offers activity guides.  Click on the photo of...

Libraries in Allegheny County are in the midst of their Love Your Library campaign this month. Donations made to any library in Allegheny County throughout the month of September are generously matched by the Jack Buncher Foundation! The donation drive by all libraries in the...

Get an award for your website, film, video, media & PR, Social, Mobile Sites & Apps, Games, or Podcasts & Digital Audio, and Games.  Learn about the Webbys, which honors excellence in media, and apply.  There are many categories, including nonprofit, community...

The East Berlin Community Library will receive the Baker & Taylor Audio Music/Video Product Award in support of a project named “TeleText,” a combination of television and text. The library’s goal is to create a subtitled video collection for children. This specific collection...

By Elizabeth Hess The month of November usually makes me think of the upcoming holiday season, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the beautiful Pennsylvania autumn. After recently attending an eye-opening session at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Annual...

PA Digital announces and invites you to a FREE webinar on the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The DPLA holds great potential as a tool for research, teaching, and fun; it now provides free access to more than 14 million items, including historical photographs, letters,...

NorthCentralPA.com reports that the James V. Brown Library has a One-Button recording studio available for public use.  Read about it! ...

Rachel Cox

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....