Our country has become increasingly polarized over political issues. These FREE workshops will teach you strategies for both listening and speaking with people who have differing political opinions without trying to change anyone’s mind. You will learn and practice skills for having respectful conversations that clarify differences, search for common ground, and affirm the importance […]
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and CivicCLP are excited to announce our 2021 speaker series! The CivicCLP Speaker Series features a diverse group of speakers who will inspire, excite and challenge the community with fresh ideas and perspectives on the First Amendment, social and racial justice, news and information literacy, politics and more. Our goal is […]
If you are a frequent user of LinkedIn Learning for Library (formerly Lynda.com), you may have noticed some recent changes. As of April 1, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s LyndaLibrary officially became LinkedIn Learning for Library. What will these changes mean for me? All features and functionalities from Lynda are available in LinkedIn Learning but […]
One of the most important elements of any successful business plan is the Industry Analysis section (read more about business plans here). This is where you will demonstrate to the loan officer at the bank or an interested investor that you understand the trends and projections in the wider industry landscape, and how your business […]
How do we measure the impact of race on opportunity? How can the U.S. live up to its aspirations to be a place where all people have opportunities to thrive? And how can we come together to talk about—and change—the circumstances that limit the lives of so many of our citizens?
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to practice your instrument or sing with a band in your own space whenever the spirit moves you? The library can help! You can borrow a type of music score that includes “recorded accompaniments,” which make it possible for you to do just that. Recorded accompaniments are music […]
You’ve got a great idea. You’ve found the perfect spot. You’re ready to be your own boss. You’re an entrepreneur and nothing is going to stop you from realizing your dream! Oh wait, you’re going to need thousands of dollars you do not currently have in order to get started. You need to talk to […]
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Library is hosting a virtual event as part of the “Hear Me Out” Dialogue Series. This event, all about marijuana legislation, will feature a speaker and discussion of policy questions and restorative justice approaches to decriminalization. Navigating the waters of a polarizing issue like marijuana can be confusing. Perhaps you know exactly where you stand, or you’re confused about where to begin to develop an opinion. If you’re in either camp or anywhere in between, I’ve created a roundup of materials in Library collections that can help you examine your own viewpoint and see new ones!
In the previous post, I went over some of the commonly seen symbols on your smartphones, tablets and computers. You can always refer back to it whenever you need a refresher, but for this post I’d like to go into some other commonly used symbols that you will find on the Internet. Again, these symbols might look […]
A large part of working in libraries is providing tech assistance to people as they come in. However, this patron has a Kindle, while this patron has a Mac. And that patron has a Chromebook, but this one over here has an Android phone, and they’ve brought their friend whose kids got them a smartphone, but they’re not sure […]