IMLS Releases Research on Library Services during the Onset of COVID-19

IMLS announced the release of two pieces of research on libraries and the COVID-19 pandemic. The first, a two-page infographic titled “How Public Libraries Adapted to Serve Their Communities at the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” highlights strategies…[Read More].

Contribute to the Five-Year Plan for Office of Commonwealth Libraries

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with QualityMetrics Inc. on a new Five-Year Plan as required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.[Read More].

IMLS Releases FY 2021 Annual Performance Report (APR)

IMLS released the agency’s APR for FY 2021. The report is an in-depth look at how IMLS aligns its strategic priorities with practice. “In this past fiscal year, IMLS continued its work aiding libraries and museums responding…”[Read More].

National Library Week is April 3-9

The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with Your Library,” promotes the idea that libraries are places to get connected to technology by using broadband, computers, and other resources. Libraries also offer opportunities to connect with…[Read More].

State of America’s Libraries 2021 Special Report: COVID-19

In 2020, libraries of all types stepped up to meet the needs of their communities as they responded to the impacts of COVID-19, a national financial crisis, and social unrest. They were at the center of some of our …[Read More].

Affordable Connectivity Program

This FCC program (formerly the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program) provides a discount on monthly broadband (high-speed internet) bills for qualifying low-income households. For eligibility requirements and benefits…[Read More].

Understanding the Social Wellbeing Impacts of the Nation’s Libraries and Museums

IMLS, in partnership with Reinvestment Fund, have released this new study, which examines the role of museums and libraries in promoting social wellbeing in communities across the United States ……[Read More].

Federal Government Invests $200M in Libraries and Museums to Stimulate American Communities

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that President Biden has signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), which designates $200 million in pandemic response funding for IMLS. The $200 million investment will enable IMLS to efficiently provide critical funding to State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAAs), located in every state and territory and with reach into local…[Read More].

Prepare for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which is a collaborative effort between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and its public and private partners—including the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)—to ensure every American has.…[Read More].

It’s Banned Books Week!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month
It’s Banned Books Week! Let’s celebrate the freedom to read. Learn more about Banned Books Week and find promotional tools on the Banned Books Week website.…[Read More].

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month
Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September…[Read More].

Wissahickon Valley Public Library is hiring!

Wissahickon Valley Public Library is currently seeking for a Community Outreach Coordinator, Responsibilities include: Seeks community engagement with residents, non-profit organizations, schools, businesses & government agencies. Develops new relationships for partnership and maintains them…[Read More].

Library of the Senate of Pennsylvania – Library Intern

Posted on behalf of: Library of the Senate of Pennsylvania Job Title: Library Intern General Responsibilities: Under general supervision of the Senate Secretary, a Library Intern will provide bi-partisan research support to the Senate