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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...

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...

The Keystone grant program provides funds to sponsoring municipalities for up to 50 percent of eligible project costs to plan, acquire, construct or rehabilitate public libraries as outlined in the program’s general guidelines.  Examples of fundable projects include, but are...

I’m happy to share this invitation to join the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) at an exciting time of growth and change in OCL’s Bureau of Library Development (BLD.)  With the arrival of new leadership in Sue Banks, Director of BLD, we are renewing our commitment to...

Glenn R. Miller

Environmental Education Grants Available I’m pleased to announce that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the availability of grants as part of its Environmental Education Grant Program. Libraries are eligible to apply as non-profit organizations. ...

Glenn R. Miller

  I’m pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Public Library Accounting Manual (2018, PDF) has been revised and updated.  An Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ (OCL) team, led by Library Advisor Diana Megdad, along with Certified Public Accountants at McKonly & Asbury,...

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Thursday, May 31, 2018 Did you know that in Pennsylvania there are 18,000+ unfilled computer science jobs with an average salary of $80,000...

Glenn R. Miller

  Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Last fall, nearly 100 librarians from Pennsylvania joined library professionals from other states at the Futures Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. ...