Digital Literacy Grant Opportunity and Training Materials from the Public Library Association

The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with AT&T, has announced a new grant opportunity to support public libraries in providing digital literacy workshops. The application window is now open, and a webinar will be held on May 19 to provide more information to interested libraries. If you cannot attend the live webinar, you’ll be…

Summer Meals in Libraries

It is almost summertime! This can be an exciting time for many, filled with summer camps, outdoor activities, and exploring new places. However, for many individuals and families within the communities we serve, summertime can also be a stressful time for many reasons. One of these reasons often results from households with children facing food…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 3: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Kate Guynn explains why Beanstack was the best fit for her library. *** Question 1: What online tool are you promoting? Name: Beanstack Purpose: In March…

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Free CE and Training This Week – May 16 – 20

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Monday, May 16 (12-1 p.m.)From Your Shelves To The World: Unlock…

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Closing Soon: Applications for the JCLC Scholarship Program will close 5/22/22

The window to apply for the TSLAC JCLC Scholarship Program is closing soon! The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is planning to fund up to 15 time-sensitive scholarships of up to $3,500 to paid public library staff at accredited libraries to attend the Joint Conference of Libraries of Color (JCLC) in St. Pete…

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Free CE and Training This Week – May 9 – 13

Weekly listing sourced primarily from Wyoming State Library Training Calendar with free training online, and free Texas workshops, updated as new events are added. See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time Monday, May 9 (2-3 p.m.)Digital Storytelling That Amplifies Student Voices (edWeb)…

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The Quarterdeck, Part 2: Being in Command on the Oceans of Possibilities with Beanstack

As you review the administrative tools your library uses to manage services and programming, consider leveraging online resources to maximize your efforts. In the following interview, fellow library worker Crystal Swimmer explains how a reading tracker did so much more for her community than merely log activity. *** Question 1: What online tool are you…