H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant

About the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant
An annual award consisting of $3,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation given to a library organization whose application demonstrates greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.

Administered by:

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2020 Winner(s)

Cumberland County Library System Foundation

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

The Cumberland County Library System Foundation serves Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, one of the fastest growing areas in the state.  In 2019, the libraries served 110,351 active library card holders (more than 45 percent of Cumberland County’s 250,000 residents).  They will be using the award from the grant to provide a full day of professional development training to their staff, as well as inviting the staff from nearby rural Perry County and neighboring Dauphin County, all part of the Capital Area Library District. The day of training will be focused on developing the skills, strategies and techniques of staff, especially “frontline” staff, at these libraries to provide a safer library space for both staff and patrons.