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Access PA/POWER Library Fall Training Spaces are still available for the live 2017 Fall Training sessions for the Access PA Catalog and ILL System and the POWER Library E-Resources. There are 11 sessions scheduled across the state.  The deadline for registering is one week before...

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  Your library’s new e-resource links are now available.  For more information and to obtain the links for your library, please see Frequently Asked Questions Regarding E-Resource Access Changes and Enhancements for POWER Library.   We encourage all public libraries...

Z39.50

  We are pleased to announce that the Access PA Catalog is now accessible via Z39.50 for Access PA Participants. Adding this functionality allows for a connection from your ILS to the Access PA Catalog which enables you to download MARC records from the Access PA Catalog to...

Pennsylvania eBook Consortium

The Pennsylvania eBook Consortium Continues for the 2017-2018 school year…at the same pricing as this year! What is the Pennsylvania eBook Consortium? The Pennsylvania eBook Consortium began for this 2016-2017 school year and allows schools to access a comprehensive library...

Registration for the live 2016 Fall training sessions for the Access PA Catalog and the POWER Library e-resources continues! There are 11 sessions scheduled across the state. A complete list of the training locations is available on the POWER Library Portal. To register, select...

Memory Masters Team

The second session of ILEAD USA 2016 is coming up July 11-14.  This is the technology session for the teams when they challenge themselves with technology classes and present the first view of their proposed solutions to community problems during a poster session. This is a...

As a result of EBSCO discontinuing the Searchasaurus and Kids Search interfaces on July 1, those interfaces will no longer be available in POWER Library.  While these interfaces were replaced in June 2015 by Explora, EBSCO’s new interfaces, EBSCO allowed the Searchasaurus and...

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  It’s not too soon to make plans for the 2016 Fall Access PA/POWER Library e-Resources training! HSLC has scheduled the dates and locations for the 2016 Fall Access PA/POWER Library e-Resources training. Click here for a list of the dates and locations and watch...

Please complete the Pennsylvania eBook Consortium Letter of Intent form to join the consortium for the 2016-2017 school year. Following the submission of your Letter of Intent, HSLC will send you the appropriate invoice. The Letter of Intent is due Friday, May 27, 2016 and payment...

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  Attention Pennsylvania School Librarians! We are excited to announce that after months of planning, we can officially announce the formation of the Pennsylvania eBook Consortium! We are very fortunate that HSLC, the same organization that hosts POWER Library and Ask Here...