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Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

  Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.  Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State...

The 2014 Pennsylvania Public Library Data Collection (formerly known as the “PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL REPORT”) is now available for completion.  The portal page for LibPAS is accessible through the following link, https://pa.countingopinions.com/. SPECIAL NOTES: INSTRUCTIONS: Please...

— Submitted by Kathy Silks, Project Manager, PA Forward | Pennsylvania Libraries 2014 was a banner year for PA Forward, thanks to the dedication, strategic thinking, and very hard work of so many people:  the project’s Steering Committee and its seven subcommittees, five...

Here are a few links to follow up on the Demographic Profile webinar held this past December: 1)      The Webinar can be accessed through POWER LIBRARY. 2)      All of the Demographic Profiles are now available via POWER LIBRARY. 3)      Please take a moment and send...

InfoPeople is offering an online course from February 24-March 23, 2015 on building a digital branch.  For those outside California, and those not InfoPeople partners, the cost is $150.  Click here for course description and registration. ...

The Huffington Post Blog explains why librarians are essential and mentions the 2011 Pennsylvania School Library study as referenced in School Library Journal.   ...

USCIS & IMLS Webinar On December 17, 2014 USCIS (US Citizenship & Immigration Services) and IMLS presented a Webinar on the overview of customer service tools and resources for public libraries.  USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United...

Downingtown Library community helps move library to new location. ...

Libraries in Iowa offer driver’s license kiosks! What can your library provide in a kiosk?   ...