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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. ...

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...

Over the past two years, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) has been working with library leaders across the state to review and update its Guidelines for the Statewide Library Card program.  Sometimes called the Access Pennsylvania statewide library...

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...

Memory Masters Team

The second session of ILEAD USA 2016 is coming up July 11-14.  This is the technology session for the teams when they challenge themselves with technology classes and present the first view of their proposed solutions to community problems during a poster session. This is a...

by Ashley Flynn When faced with a large and tasty buffet, how does one choose to fill their plate? It can be hard to decide, but knowing the menu is a good place to start. As always, this year’s Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference provides a veritable feast of...

ILEAD USA Pennsylvania Teams, Mentors and their Project Descriptions are listed below: ALT (Adult Basic Literacy) Team Members: Joanne Austin, Osterhout Free Library Edward Lupico, SCI Houtzdale Rick Miller, Executive Director, Osterhout Free Library Elaine Stefanko, Osterhout...

ILEAD USA begins on March 23, when 23 library workers from across Pennsylvania come together in 5 teams to solve community problems with the use of participatory technology.  This nine month program is divided into three in-person sessions of 4 days each in Harrisburg. Classes...