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Applications are now open for both the Leadership Academy and Directors’ Institute by PALS (Pennsylvania Library Association Academy of Leadership Studies)! Deadline to apply is March 5 for those interested in asking for a sponsorship from a PaLA chapter or other financial assistance....

Jessica Miller

  by Jessica Miller, Coordinator, Washington County Library System Do you want to be able to better prepare your patrons based on where your community is heading?  This was the focus of the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) Conference in August. At RIPL, we learned...

Association’s professional development tracks help librarians, staff and volunteers support library’s efforts in local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (November 27, 2018) – For the last decade, the Pennsylvania Library Association has been helping to develop librarians into...

Registration is open for the Southwest Libraries Confluence, a one-day workshop for library staff from Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Join us at Citizens Library in Washington, PA on Friday, August 18 from 9:00am-4:00pm for an inspiring...

Jesscia Miller

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....