Banner image for Compendium: News from Commonwealth Libraries with photo of Office of Commonselath Libraries building
Great People make Great Libraries

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here Registration and Coffee: 8:30 to 9 a.m. Presentation: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. How can Trustees generate strategies and actions that make public libraries more relevant and responsive to the life of the community? The key is...

Louis W. LaBar

  Louis W. LaBar, MBA, EA, lived in Honesdale, Wayne County Pennsylvania until 1984 when he moved his family to Wilkes Barre, where they lived for 15 years.  During that time, LaBar was the CFO for a construction and real estate development firm for five years and then a...

Kate Gallagher

The North Central Library District’s Multi District Trustee Training was held on July 17, 2018 at the James V Brown Library in Williamsport. The title of the workshop was Sustainability Best Practices and Planning and the presenter was Kate Gallagher, founder and CEO of coLab. coLAB,...

Harwood Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be in St. Louis, October 9-11. The intensive training is designed for library professionals, trustees, community partners and supporters looking to take their community engagement to the next level. Learn more at The Harwood Public...

PC Sweeney at Trustee Training

Trustee Workshop: Communication Best Practices with Municipal Leaders, Presented by P.C. Sweeney Trustees and Library Directors from the Lebanon County Library District and surrounding districts gathered at the Holiday Inn- Middletown on May 5, 2018 for a presentation focusing on...

Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is to formulate plans, recommend policy, and advocate for strong library services and initiatives that enable all Pennsylvanians to be inspired and...

WebJunction offered five webinars this past quarter!  If you missed any of these events, you may access the recordings for FREE in the in the WebJunction Course Catalog. Here are the titles and links to the descriptions on WebJunction: Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Getting From...

Trustee Workshop: Sustainability Best Practices and Planning Date:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018  9:00am to 2:00pm. Location:  James V Brown Library, Lowry Room, Williamsport See Email Registration below What is organizational sustainability? What are the 13 key areas that drive sustainability?...

The southwest region’s multi-district trustee training was held Saturday, April 28th and featured Tish Mogan, Director of the Standards for Excellence Program at the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). Since the overwhelming majority of public libraries...

submitted by: Susan Gardner, District Consultant Easton Area Public Library On May 4, 2018 the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Reading Library districts held their annual  Library Trustee Workshop. The title of the workshop was The Roles & Duties of Library Trustees, Directors,...