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September is Workforce Development Month. Libraries are encouraged to engage with local workforce development organizations to let them know what the library offers and to learn about community needs.  Build a relationship now, so that you can call on each other as partners as...

Libraries should be aware that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has purchased statewide access to online job skills training for all Pennsylvania residents through an arrangement with Metrix Learning. Library staff are encouraged to widely share information about...

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...

The 2020 Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is open for applications until January 24, 2020. The Pennsylvania STEM Ambassador Program is made possible through PSAYDN, with training support from the Education Policy and Leadership Center (EPLC) and STEM Education Coalition, and...

Access the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Toolkit. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.” ...

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...

June 5, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced $22 million in 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grants have been awarded to a variety of educational institutions, faith-based partners and community partners. The grants...

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills: an initiative of ALA & PLA, is looking for libraries to apply for funding in Pennsylvania! Twenty-five grants will be awarded!  Consider applying! Who should apply: Public libraries that have existing digital skills programs and are interested...

Workforce Recruitment Program Libraries and other nonprofits may access the 2019 Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) database, which is available to employers, in the private and nonprofit sector, seeking interns or employees with disabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of...

The Cambria County Library is the new home of PA CareerLink of Cambria County. Read about it! ...