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Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

  Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.  Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State...

The 2014 Pennsylvania Public Library Data Collection (formerly known as the “PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT”) is now available for completion.  The portal page for LibPAS is accessible through the following link, https://pa.countingopinions.com/. SPECIAL NOTES: INSTRUCTIONS: Please...

Here are a few links to follow up on the Demographic Profile webinar held this past December: 1)      The Webinar can be accessed through POWER LIBRARY. 2)      All of the Demographic Profiles are now available via POWER LIBRARY. 3)      Please take a moment and send...

Public libraries and partners often look to local data to understand community needs and tailor support. The Opportunity Index “is an annual composite measure at the state and county levels of economic, educational, and civic factors that expand opportunities.” Dimensions...

UpNext, the IMLS blog, discusses the Museum Universe Data File.  Find out about your local museums.  Are you planning any partnerships?   ...

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania sponsors  research projects, collects data on trends and conditions to understand the diversity of rural Pennsylvania and publishes information and research results.  Their ‘Resource’ section lists grant opportunities.  Check it out!...