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Registration Now Open for POWER Library Spring Training HSLC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 POWER Library Spring Training.  Sessions are planned on the new Gale e-resources, ILL (SHAREit), and PA Photos and Documents (Islandora). The training is in-person...

  ** 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...

The NASIG Diversity and Inclusion Award is open to members of an unrepresented group in the NASIG community who are in a position of a professional nature with primary responsibilities for some aspect of information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions,...

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POWER Teens Website Now Available for Comment Designed with middle school teens in mind, POWER Teens is a mobile-friendly website featuring the POWER resources for teen users. Based on the feedback from the library community, the POWER Teens site does not promote grade levels or...

A collection of ALA e-books are now available in the EBSCO E-Books e-resource for Pennsylvania library staff.  The e-books cover topics from storytimes, designing space, children’s literature, serving those with special needs, serving teens, intellectual freedom, and more. ...

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Consumer Health Complete was removed from POWER Library on 12/31/2018.  Health & Wellness Resource Center is available as the primary health e-resource in POWER Library and is a comprehensive, consumer health resource providing authoritative information on health-related issues...

Gale Topic Collections (InfoTrac Collections) added to POWER Library Portal In addition to the new Gale e-resources that have been presented on the POWER Library Portal since August 1, there are also 29 additional topic collections (InfoTrac Collections) available if a user navigates...

New E-Resources Have Arrived in POWER Library! “List all”, “Help me choose”, and POWER Kids links If you link to the alphabetical (“List all”) or subject (“Help me choose”) listing or to POWER Kids, you do not need to make any changes to your library...

POWER Library Portal Maintenance Notice On Friday, June 22, beginning at 11 PM, the POWER Library Portal (powerlibrary.org) will be unavailable due to system maintenance.  The Portal is expected to be available again by 6 AM on Saturday, June 23.  We apologize in advance for any...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Monday, June 11, 2018 Earlier this month, I sent you an email explaining that state law requires the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL)...