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Your Choices are Many: Consider Going to at Least Two!

We have packed September with FREE in-person training!
You have CHOICES (and FREE lunches) and we hope you will consider attending more than one!

Computer Skills for Front Line Staff   Register here
(only Ephrata location remains)
PA Storytelling Toolkit 2015
 Register here
 and the
Trustee Institute  Register here

The PA Storytelling Toolkit:
Grove City: Sept 22       Harrisburg:  Sept 23      Upper Merion Township:  Sept 25
Register here.
The Pennsylvania State Library has been working with Michael Margolis and the wonderful folks from Get Storied to develop a very special PA Storytelling Toolkit. Margolis will train you, your trustees and your staff to use the newly released The Library Story: Strategic Storytelling Toolkit for Public Libraries, which is based on months of research, surveys and interviews with 200 Pennsylvania librarians and directors.

Please join us for a series of strategic storytelling workshops in September 2015. At these one-day workshops, you’ll gain access to activities, templates and tips to help you communicate effectively with your community and your colleagues. As a librarian, board or staff member you have a powerful story to tell. Whether you’re offering new programs and services, reimagining your library’s physical space or shifting the way you reach patrons-you need to frame your library story in a way that brings it to life. You will bolster the storytelling skills you already have and, more importantly, build your confidence and enthusiasm for sharing the stories of your library and its impact.

Computer Skills for Front Line Staff
Ephrata: September 22  Register here
These workshops are for front line staff and those who manage them!
Penny Talbert, Executive Director of the Ephrata Public Library, will present the workshops.
Attendees will leave the workshop with a virtual toolkit of resources to improve their technology skills. The toolkit will also help them assist their peers in getting up to speed! Technical competencies, and why we need them will be examined. We’ll also look at transliteracy and how this concept fits into serving the public!

What Should You Bring?
For the best experience, please bring a laptop that has Office software installed and that can access wifi.  If you do not have a laptop, please ask your library director or the district library to borrow one.  If you cannot borrow one, please contact Diana Megdad at 717-787-3124 or dmegdad@pa.gov 

Trustee Institute  
September 26:  Edinboro, Hershey, Hollidaysburg, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Strafford, Williamsport
Register here
Join Trustees across the state for the 2015 Trustee Institute!
Author and speaker Dr. Kathleen Cramer will present live at the Hershey Public Library and will be broadcast live and interact with trustees in 6 additional locations across the state!
Ask questions, meet with other trustees and receive books and materials for your use as a trustee!  Don’t miss this opportunity!  The agenda is located at the end of the registration site (no need to register to view).

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