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Robert M. Gallivan retired from the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) on October 13, 2019, with service approaching 21 years.  A resolution recognizing his service was presented at the October GAC meeting in Erie.  Read about Gallivan. ...

Gary D. Wolfe

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, September 17, 2019                          Gary D. Wolfe Passes Away I’m very sad to announce that Gary D. Wolfe, Deputy...

Glenn R. Miller

I am pleased to announce that the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) approved a new set of Guidelines for the Statewide Library Card System. Last updated in 1999, the new guidelines are more concise, offer greater clarity about the program for library staff...

June 19, 2019 Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania students ages 10-16 with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) can expand their learning through the State Library’s makerspace summer programs, which kick off today and run through mid-August. “The State...

Glenn R. Miller

  Recruiting for Rare Collections Librarian, State Library of Pennsylvania As the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) continues to rebuild its staff following some key staff retirements, I’m pleased to share a special and unique invitation to join the State Library of...

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, June 4, 2019 I hope that by now you have noticed that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is in the midst of revitalizing its...

Due to pending renovations to the Forum Building, the State Library of Pennsylvania will close on June 1, 2019 and reopen on July 1, 2019 at its temporary Capitol Campus location at the Keystone Building.  We expect to be at this location for the next two (or more) years until...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Thursday, May 9, 2019 Toward Gigabit Libraries Survey (Deadline Fri. May 17) In late April, I asked every public library location in Pennsylvania...

Glenn R. Miller

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, April 30, 2019 In March, I announced that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is working with the  Keystone Initiative for...

WASHINGTON – Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced the names of 20 libraries* in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Grow with Google....