New Year’s Message from State Librarian Stacey A. Aldrich | Compendium


Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

Stacey A. Aldrich, State Librarian

Happy New Year Everyone!

Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.

 Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State Library would work on in 2014.  As I began to  think about the work that has been done, I realized that many of these areas are still works in progress, with more work to be done. 

Click here for a simple table of the area, brief examples of the work that was done, and examples of the continuing work in 2015.

I am grateful to everyone in the Pennsylvania library community for working with us to continually improve and support our communities through outstanding libraries.

I believe libraries are powerful spaces that enhance the life of the mind in our communities. They support self- sufficiency and the success of each person who walks through the physical or virtual doors. The health of our communities is enhanced when we have strong libraries that provide opportunities for learning 21st Century skills and literacies, connecting people to the world of information and ideas, and creating spaces for community engagement.

I believe the work we do together can only make us stronger. Here’s to a wonderful 2015!