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Shu Qiu

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

PA Forward Star Library Program continuing to help libraries meet needs of local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (July 10, 2017) – A program conceived to enhance staff training and support libraries in their efforts to provide patrons with opportunities that yield investments in...

Submitted by Melissa Rowse, MLS Library Director Degenstein Community Library Why?  Why? Why  is it so hard to stay connected?  You would think with social media, email, and text messaging that we would have these large professional networks.  Unfortunately, if you are...

The Spring Workshop sponsored by the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will be held  Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the Pa College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pa. Presentations include: PA Forward: Taking your Library to the Star Level Meeting Efficiency:...

Rachel Fecho

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

By: Susan Sentz Many communities have seen escape rooms pop up as a new recreational activity. The premise is pretty simple; find the clues, decipher the puzzles, and break out of the room. With the popularity of escape rooms, many libraries have begun putting them on for their...

PA LaunchPod

A new episode of the PaLAunchPod podcast drops on Saturday, April 1st. In this episode, host Brian Fulton talks with Molly Wolf, Sexuality Archivist and Reference Librarian at Widener University, about the Sexuality Archives. Wolf is both founder and curator of the archives, which...

The West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will hold its Spring Workshop on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. They invite proposals for presentations or lightning talks on the workshop theme, Taking Care of...

PALS

Nominate a Future Library Leader! Leadership Academy 2017 Presented by: PALS  (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   Therese Barry, President of APPLS and PALS 2013 graduate-“I honestly loved the experience. It was learning about yourself and working with others. It’s...

Pam Marquette, Adult Program Coordinator Chester County Library and District Center This year the PaLA Conference was held October 16 through 19, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania. Attending the conference was a great opportunity for excellent...