Upcoming Webinar – I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) invites the Texas library community to join our webinar next Wednesday, June 22 at 2 p.m. CDT titled “I See You: The Strengths-Based Perspective in Public Service.” Think of a time when a friend or loved one built up your confidence and made you feel understood. What did…

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…

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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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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…

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Youth Services Update: May 2022

Upcoming Opportunities Descriptions below are provided by host organizations. CELEBRATE FLOYD COOPER DAY WITH EVERY CHILD A READER & KIDLIT TV! MAY 6, 2022 Share with young people Floyd Cooper’s bountiful body of work in the voices of beloved and well-known authors. KidLit TV has produced original videos of Crystal Allen, Tameka Fryer Brown, Judy…

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Top-Quality Opportunity for Growth with SCALEUP

Naturally, libraries are part of the public workforce system, and libraries can strengthen and further the progress and the prosperity of their communities by supporting local business owners and encouraging the growth of local and small business. Simply put, the success of local businesses creates a positive ripple effect in that it boosts local economies…