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Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

New to WebJunction Courses: Grantseeking for Libraries: Top 10 Practices for Foundation Funding Supercharged Storytimes Series: Evaluating and Sharing Your Library’s Impact Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement Media Smart Libraries Courses provided by WebJunction...

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  by Meghan Lynch Business Outreach Librarian Chester County Library The Welcome to the Library program at the Chester County Library in Exton, PA, was inspired by the realization that although new library card holders are given a lot of literature about various library programs...

Six WebJunction webinars were offered during the past three months and, and if you missed any of the events, the recordings can be found in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Here are the titles and links to the event listings on WebJunction: Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Asset Mapping...

STAR Program

Everybody’s a Star: The STAR Program of the Cumberland County Library System Partners Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Mobility-Limited Adults Carlisle, PA: Sometimes a program isn’t just “win-win.” It’s “win-win-win-win.” A recent collaboration among the...

WebJunction Webinar: Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:00 – 4:00pm Register to attend Library volunteerism is evolving. Gone are the days of looking for tasks to keep your volunteers busy. Libraries are now enlisting high...

Register (FREE) for the third and final Library 2.017 mini-conferences of the year. “Makerspaces” will be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 3:00pm-6:00pm EST. You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards....

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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....

Bradford Area Public Library will expand its partnership with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with internships, programming and volunteerism.  Read more on BradfordEra.com.   ...

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  Looking for Volunteers? Register for FREE at the following organizations: All for Good, Idealist and Volunteer Match. Some also offer webinars.  Take a look at Volunteer Match’s webinars on volunteer recruitment and management.   ...