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For session descriptions and to register, please visit: https://powerlibrary.org/librarians/get-training/2020-fall-training-registration/ Join us this fall for a series of online training webinars focusing on ways to use POWER Library resources to complement public library digital...

POWER Library will be updating e-resource names and icons on August 3. This will affect most of the e-resources provided by Gale. These changes will not require updates to any links. Only the icon and name of the e-resource will be updated. Your “List All” and “Help...

REGISTER NOW Registration for the live 2019 Fall Training sessions is now open! There are 9 sessions scheduled across the state.  Please keep in mind that while the deadline for registering is one week before each scheduled session, space is limited and seats will be filled on...

Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

The Office of Commonwealth Libraries seeks contributing libraries for the Chat with a Librarian service.  Chat with a Librarian (formerly known as Ask Here PA) has been providing 24/7/365 live chat reference since 2006, and this service is a core component of the POWER Library....

Fall 2019 POWER Library Training Dates and Locations are now available! September 17 – Crowne Plaza (King of Prussia) September 18 – Ephrata Public Library September 19 – Bucks County IU22 (Doylestown) September 24 – Appalachia – IU 8 (Altoona) September...

Lynn Ann Wiscount

  On April 12, 2019, Lynn Ann Wiscount will be retiring from the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 (“IU 29”) after 33 years. Lynn Ann began her career with IU 29 as a Microcomputer Technical Support Specialist in the Technology department. As part of her duties,...

Glenn R. Miller

  I’m pleased to announce that Academic Search Main Edition (ASME), an EBSCO product, is once again available in POWER Library. This online resource provides about 1,800 full-text journals and 1,300 that are full-text and peer-reviewed. Some of ASME’s subjects include...

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...