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The Pennsylvania Library Association Academy for Leadership Studies (PALS) is extending the deadline to apply for those seeking financial sponsorship.  Applications will now be accepted until March 12th, but they encourage you to get them in as soon as possible because spaces are...

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  Since 2015, many of our Pennsylvania libraries have been participating with the PA Forward Star Library Program achieving Bronze Star, Silver Star and Gold Star status. It is now time for us to take the next steps in the recertification of those libraries who have reached...

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Nominate a Future Library Leader! Leadership Academy 2017 Presented by: PALS  (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   Therese Barry, President of APPLS and PALS 2013 graduate-“I honestly loved the experience. It was learning about yourself and working with others. It’s...

Program works to increase institutional capacity for continued community engagement; Creates opportunities for access for residents Mechanicsburg, PA – Highlighting Pennsylvania libraries and their roles in powering progress throughout the state, the PA Library Association announced...

Submitted by:  Joann Eichenlaub, Assistant Director, Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA and 2015 Graduate of PALS (PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies)   The PALS Branding Team Mission Anne Bramblett, Melissa Foltz, Elizabeth...

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This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

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By Caitlyn Boland  The Pennsylvania Library Association’s Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) is a training opportunity designed to help Pennsylvania librarians maximize their leadership potential. Many participants come away from the experience feeling energized and confident...

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by Angie Andre A Summary We are coming to the end of a year of the Pennsylvania Leadership Academy (PALS) projects.  June of 2016 will mark the transferring of duties from the 2015-2016 teams to the new groups of leaders that will work on projects in 2016-2017.   My group was...

  by Ashley Flynn, Library Director at Highland Community Library, Currently reading: Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi   Good leadership is critical to the long term success of any organization, including libraries. PaLA and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries...