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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. ...

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...

Robert Lambert

Robert F. Lambert, President of York County Libraries, is a senior-level leader with more than 25 years of experience building and driving revenue-generating operations for York County Libraries. By thrusting the library into the community and building partnerships with a wide...

Sharon McRae.

  Sharon McRae is the Director of the Shaler North Hills Library in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania. The library is located fifteen minutes north of Pittsburgh and serves over 27,000 residents.   Sharon was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Committee in 2014 and has a particular...

Larry Nesbit

  I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in August 1970 and began work at Mansfield University a few weeks later as the education librarian.  It was a perfect match for me because it permitted me to use my undergraduate and graduate backgrounds in education, as well...

Marsha Everton

  Marsha Everton, a long-time resident of York County, recently moved to Cumberland County.  She enjoys living on the Susquehanna River in Lemoyne, PA. Her new home library is the beautiful Cleve J. Fredricksen Library.  During her years in York, Marsha’s library home...

Allison Mackley

Allison Mackley is a resident of Hummelstown, PA.  She enjoys living on the Swatara Creek with her husband, Dale, and their two cats. Allison is a National Board Certified Teacher Librarian and Instructional Technology Coach at the Hershey High School Library in Derry Township...

    David Belanger is Director of Libraries for Lower Merion Township.  Lower Merion supports six local library branches in a community of 58,000 residents.  The Library is a department of Township government and staff are township employees. David has held the position...

Mary Garm

                        Mary Garm, Chair of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC), is a passionate library advocate with a special interest in the sustainability of library services and in the...