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By Ashley Flynn One short year ago, my group mates and I were immersed in a professional development workshop unlike any other. We graduated from PALS, the PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies, with the 2015 class. On the surface, this workshop is designed to increase the leadership...

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  By Ashley Flynn The Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) is a training opportunity designed help Pennsylvanian librarians maximize their leadership potential. Many participants come away from the experience feeling energized and confident...

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  Ashley Flynn, Paying for higher education can be a real struggle. For students and their families, the financial ramifications of a college education can present an overwhelming obstacle. Libraries of all types can form a free partnership to help present information to students...

by Ashley Flynn Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Love it or hate it, this holiday provides an excellent opportunity to promote basic literacy and spice up the reading selection process for your patrons. The idea of “Blind Date with a Book” is something you’ve surely seen...

by Ashley Flynn The start of a new year is a natural time of rebirth and reinvention. Many people make resolutions for all of the ways they plan to improve themselves over the coming year, like losing ten pounds or getting organized. These resolutions are strides towards becoming...

by Ashley Flynn Library Director at Highland Community Library Currently Reading: The Secret History – Donna Tartt Written communication is an incredibly important aspect of human interaction, even in this increasingly modern and digital world. This critical element of basic...

by Ashley Flynn, Library Director Highland Community Library Eating healthy can be tough, even in the best circumstances. It requires planning smart meals, purchasing and preparing ingredients, and then controlling portions when it is finally time to eat. For some, factors like...

by Ashley Flynn The evolving technology landscape makes for a very exciting – and challenging – aspect of library service. For librarians, staying up to date with the numerous devices on the market is daunting. However, the public desperately needs exactly this type...

by Ashley Flynn When faced with a large and tasty buffet, how does one choose to fill their plate? It can be hard to decide, but knowing the menu is a good place to start. As always, this year’s Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference provides a veritable feast of...