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  ** This offer to Institutions of Higher Education will be suspended until contract issues regarding the addition of academic libraries to POWER Library are resolved. Please contact HSLC with any questions The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is pleased to announce...

Jasmine Woodson

by Jasmine Woodson With some embarrassment, I start this article with the admission that my first introduction to PA Forward was through my experience as a PALS attendee this June. There was so much talk about PaLA’s PA Forward, and I sat mutely, racking my brain to pull out...

The National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region has share that they have a new  Academic Coordinator, Elaina Vitale.  “Elaina will have primary responsibility for increasing awareness of, and providing training in the use of NLM’s information resources to...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries needs more individuals to complete teams for ILEAD USA. These teams need members: Community Engagement Workforce Development Services to Immigrants and Non-English Speakers To facilitate this,  we have shortened the process.  You only need...

The College & Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association is able to provide financial support  to organizations offering programming of interest to Pennsylvania academic librarians, through LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) funding from the U.S. Institute...

We continue to move towards finalizing the processes and procedures for the next LSTA Competitive Cycle. As mentioned previously we will be switching to an e-Grant format that will hopefully make the application process more user friendly.  We will be scheduling webinars with the...

In this FREE December 9th Infopeople webinar, Laura Soloman will distill recent advances in technology into some overarching trends that we should be keeping our eyes on. Everything can’t be tracked, but in this webinar you can pick out some patterns in what’s happening...

Melissa Correll

by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College Currently reading Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives our Economy and Shapes our World by Steven Quartz and Anette Asp   On Wednesday, July 29th, more than 100 librarians converged...

Diane Schmidt photo

by Diane Schmidt What comes to mind when you think about late July in Central PA? Heat? Storms? Librarians? In a way this is true but also in the form of “The Hot Topics of the day”—“Inundation of Information” – “Librarians and Educators” coming together for the...

Adam Balcziunas

By Adam Balcziunas As I browsed through PA Forward’s Best Practices database recently, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of contributions came from public libraries. In general, I have observed that my academic librarian colleagues are less likely to incorporate PA...