LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians

Everybody needs access to stories and information, including those who have print disabilities. Thankfully, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Free Library of Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania Office of Commonwealth Libraries have been hard at work rebranding state-wide resources for those who can't read standard books due to blindness, a reading or visual disability, or the inability …

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Libby 9.0

The newest version update of the Libby app is here! This one comes with a pretty extensive redesign, including a changed library page (the search bar has moved, the "Explore" feature seems to have been replaced with a subjects filter, and more), a new navigational footer, the creation of smart tags, and the ability to …

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New Online Learning Opportunities for PA Library Staff and Patrons

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has recently announced that two new statewide online learning eResources are NOW AVAILABLE through Niche Academy. (Sorry for the all caps; I'm pretty excited about this one!) Access information is at the bottom of this post. Please share information about the public academy with your library users! There are …

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Covid Policies from the Field

If you're still working towards a reopening plan or you'd like to compare your current procedures to others in the field, check out this compilation of procedures from other locations around the United States: https://www.oclc.org/realm/happening-now/20200625-public-libraries-preparing-to-reopen.html Find information about: Staff and PatronsFacilities and space considerationsPrograms and service adaptationsMaterials handling and procedures This collection was put together …

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Happy National Voter Registration Month!

Did you know that since 2002, September has been designated as National Voter Registration Month? Check out the following resources to help engage your communities and increase civic literacy from your library: Free Webinar from the Public Library Association: "The Public Library's Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation"http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/ondemand/votereducation EBSCO's "Tips and …

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