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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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by Angie Andre A Summary We are coming to the end of a year of the Pennsylvania Leadership Academy (PALS) projects.  June of 2016 will mark the transferring of duties from the 2015-2016 teams to the new groups of leaders that will work on projects in 2016-2017.   My group was...

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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 Jill McConnell I attended a Trustee Town Hall meeting last year where Kathy Silks mentioned that libraries can use PA Forward in their strategic planning process. That sounded like a great idea to me, but I wasn’t quite sure how to put it into practice until I spoke...

— Submitted by Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries 2014 was a banner year for PA Forward, thanks to the dedication, strategic thinking, and very hard work of so many people:  the project’s Steering Committee and its seven subcommittees, five...