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Ashley Flynn

By Ashley Flynn One short year ago, my group mates and I were immersed in a professional development workshop unlike any other. We graduated from PALS, the PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies, with the 2015 class. On the surface, this workshop is designed to increase the leadership...

by Melissa Correll   Saturday mornings are usually pretty quiet at Lycoming College’s Snowden Library. On Saturday, February 6th, however, groups of students convened around the fireplace to read aloud and raise money for a great cause. This February marked the 12th Annual...

  by Melissa Correll Mark your calendars: the week of Monday, February 22nd to Friday, February 26th is Fair Use Week! Fair Use Week is a new initiative that aims to raise awareness of fair use issues. It first grew out of the Harvard campus in 2014, and is now becoming more widespread. While...

Melissa Correll Last January, Jessica Oberlin, Instructional Services Librarian at Lycoming College’s Snowden Library, coordinated the Created Equal Symposium, a series of film screenings and roundtable discussions designed to bring the community together and open conversations...

by Melissa Correll At the PaLA Annual Conference in October, I attended a presentation by Lisa Erickson and Amy Krize Suveg (PaLA PR/Marketing Committee) and Teri Hurst and Joe Knezic (PPO&S). Their presentation, “How to Use the PA Forward Brand, and Keep Your Identity”...

Currently reading Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think about Information edited by Troy A. Swanson and Heather Jagman. by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College PaLA Annual offered lots of programming and ideas for putting PA Forward...

Melissa Correll by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College Currently reading The Tommyknockers by Stephen King In recognition of Constitution Day, which falls on September 17th, all educational institutions that receive federal funds must provide educational...

Melissa Correll

by Melissa Correll, Instructional Services Librarian, Lycoming College Currently reading Cool: How the Brain’s Hidden Quest for Cool Drives our Economy and Shapes our World by Steven Quartz and Anette Asp       Critical Information Literacy Skills: The Case...

PA Forward Logo of Five Literacies

By Ashley Flynn By nature, libraries are constantly changing and evolving.  PA Forward represents an important step forward for Pennsylvania libraries in the way we market our programs, services and resources. Most libraries are already engaging all five literacies, but might...