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Stipends for public library health workshop

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing […]

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The American Library Association (ALA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join this discussion about using the toolkit to support health literacy efforts in your library. Online – September 14th: 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Registration is required.

RI Foundation Offers Board Training

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Boards, staff: Learn new skills at RI Foundation’s fall workshops Members of nonprofit boards and staff are invited to attend free workshops being offered this fall by the RI Foundation Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence. A series of networking breakfasts for board chairs, as well as programs on succession planning, fundamentals of board service, and taking […]

Digital Commonwealth 2017 Conference

Monday, March 20th, 2017

“Charting the Digital Future” – 2017 Digital Commonwealth Annual Conference When: April 4, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location: The College of the Holy Cross, Hogan Center, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynote: Mary Minow will address fake news literacy and the role of libraries and other cultural heritage institutions in the dissemination, collection and preservation of […]

Online (free!) conference for YA/Teen Librarians

Friday, July 29th, 2016

School Library Journal is offering SLJteenLIVE! on August 10. This virtual conference is an online conference highlighting the upcoming YA books and important issues impacting YA/teen materials and programming. Presenters include authors and innovative librarians in an engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience. Author panels will focus on important teen issues and […]

NELA Advocacy Summit, July 19

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The New England Library Association (NELA) is sponsoring an Advocacy Summit on Tuesday, July 19th at Tower Hill Botanical Gardens in Boylston, MA.  This is the first time NELA has embarked on this type of event and it encourages participation from all six New England states. Opening Keynote: Jeremy Johannesen, Executive Director, New York Library […]

Digital Commonwealth Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Digital Commonwealth Conference Enhance your knowledge of the development and preservation of digital collections at the 10th annual Digital Commonwealth Conference. April 5, 2015 College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts Keynotes by Society of American Archivists fellows Paul Conway and Richard Pearce-Moses. Additional sessions include: Brookline’s Wild-Sargent House of 1822: New life through digital […]

Autism in the Library

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Assisting Persons with Autism Librarians can learn best practices and thoughtful ways to assist individuals with autism who are using the library. Project PALS was developed by Florida State University’s College of Communications and Information.  The online course, designed by experts in both the library and autism fields, is a series of four independent, self-paced […]

Inspiration and Innovation in Libraries and Museums

Friday, September 18th, 2015

IMLS Hosts 2015 Focus Conference in New Orleans, November 16 and 17 Conference to highlight agency priorities, showcase IMLS grantees’ work, and explore the latest issues in museums and libraries The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will hold a conference that will bring together grantees, potential applicants, and professionals working in museums, libraries, […]

How Libraries and Museums Can Strengthen Executive Function

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Webinar: Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills A free webinar featuring the findings from the just-released groundbreaking report, Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills, will be broadcast on September 22. Mind in the Making (MITM), a program of the Families and Work Institute […]

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