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Adam Balcziunas

By Adam Balcziunas Last year, the Compendium switched formats from an email newsletter to a blog. While there are advantages to each format, several of my colleagues have mentioned that they feel disconnected from the Compendium now that it doesn’t automatically appear in their...

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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...

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By Adam Balcziunas Now that spring is finally here—please, please, let it be here—it’s time to get re-energized!  There are many ways to do this, such as attending your PaLA chapter’s spring workshop, catching up on some professional reading, etc. Another easy and fun...

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By Adam Balcziunas Have you ever been presented with a great, but unexpected, opportunity to communicate the valuable contribution your library makes on campus or in the community?  It can happen almost anywhere.  These windows of opportunity are not only unexpected, but often...

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  By Adam Balcziunas As you probably already know, information literacy (IL) is one of five “essential literacies” identified by PA Forward that all Pennsylvanians need in order to succeed in the various aspects of their lives.  Last October, I wrote about the ongoing...

  by Adam Balcziunas Planning for the third annual PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is underway!  The 2015 IL Summit will take place on July 29 and, as in previous years, will be held in Penn State University’s Paterno Library.  Having had the opportunity to attend...