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Over $100 million federal dollars go to libraries each year, with distribution to states based on population.  The Census results will affect at least $1 Billion of library funding over the next decade.  Access this ALA report or go directly to the Counting for Dollars site. What...

Michael Lear

Michael Lear joined the State Library of Pennsylvania on September 16th as the new Rare Collections Librarian. Previous to joining the State Library, Michael worked as Research and Collections Management Specialist at Franklin and Marshall College Library’s Archives and Special...

I’m pleased to share this invitation to join the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) as our new Library Development Advisor for School-Age Services. This is a new position for the Bureau of Library Development (BLD).  Under Sue Banks’ leadership as the new BLD Director,...

  Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, June 25, 2019 I’m very excited to announce that Heather Sharpe has accepted the position of Division Manager for Subsidies and Grants in the Office of Commonwealth...

Due to pending renovations to the Forum Building, the State Library of Pennsylvania will close on June 1, 2019 and reopen on July 1, 2019 at its temporary Capitol Campus location at the Keystone Building.  We expect to be at this location for the next two (or more) years until...

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<iframe src=” https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-5ZZ9XQ9 ” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> Gale Digital Resources Now Available at More Than 2,600 Libraries Across Pennsylvania HARRISBURG,...

Sue Banks

  Dear Library Friends: Greetings from the Bureau of Library Development (BLD) of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries! The BLD has officially moved to 333 Market Street in Harrisburg and we are enjoying getting to know our friends in all the Offices, Bureaus and Divisions...

Sarah Greene

I’m very excited to announce that Sarah Greene has accepted the position of Director, Bureau of State Library (BSL) with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL).  Sarah will join our leadership team late January 2019. Greene’s Career Sarah is well-qualified for this position....

  Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Monday, June 11, 2018 Earlier this month, I sent you an email explaining that state law requires the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL)...

skillsoft

Looking to strengthen your technology skills or improve your interpersonal skills? All library staff in Pennsylvania have access to FREE learning through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries’ subscription to Skillsoft.  Skillsoft is all self-paced, online learning so you...