Statewide Gathering Interest Survey Results | Compendium

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Statewide Gathering Interest Survey. We appreciate your feedback! We are sharing information about the results below and decisions made based on the feedback.  

Overall, there was significant interest in attending an in-person event, but the timing presented some concerns. In an effort to make the event accessible to the most attendees possible, we are planning to shift the Statewide Gathering to the spring of 2025. Below is a breakdown of the data received:

Out of 167 responses:

  • 102 preferred the event be hosted on a Friday
  • 137 preferred a one-day event
  • 101 preferred regional meetings.

We are currently planning on hosting five regional meetings on Fridays in the spring of 2025, though much planning is still to be done. We are hoping to provide more concrete save-the-date information by January 2025.  

Please reach out to Julie Moore ( or Abbey Lukiewski ( with questions.

The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library AccessLAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.

The Compendium is BLD’s primary communication channel. If you don’t already subscribe, please do so to ensure you receive the most up-to-date information.