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Michelle Georgetti

  by Michelle Georgetti First, a Word on Acronyms It has occurred to me that librarians love acronyms. However, I find it important to stress that we should perhaps limit (and define) our acronyms for events and programs. As a student of Pennsylvania Academy of Leadership Studies...

Jasmine Woodson

  by Jasmine Woodson, Education & Learning Design Librarian, Library and Technology Services Lehigh University In June of this year, 15 librarians gathered in a Harrisburg conference center over three and a half days as participants in PaLA’s Pennsylvania Academy of...

The South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites you to attend its spring workshop – Technology in Practice: Learn it, Try it – on Monday, May 16, 2016 at HACC McCormick Library in Harrisburg, PA. Workshop topics to include: practical application...

Caitlyn Boland

  by Caitlyn Boland, Assistant Director at the Butler Area Public Library Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the...

Amy Snyder

  Below is the third in our series highlighting PA Forward’s partners.  Read on to find out more about our partner, their involvement in literacy, and how we can work with them to promote health literacy.    Our Partner: The Hospital & Healthsystem Association...

It ‘s not often that Pennsylvania libraries are highlighted by the Smithsonian.  What caught their interest this time?  Ukuleles! Thanks to Melanie Ramsey, children’s librarian at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, libraries across Pennsylvania are loaning ukuleles...

PA Librarians Engage, Educate, and Enrich the lives of the people they touch each day in Pennsylvania libraries.  This year won’t you please take some time out of your busy schedule and nominate a librarian whom you feel deserves a Certificate of Merit.  Certificates of Merit...

The PaLA PR & Marketing Committee has provided a Summer Reading Press Release Template and sample socail media postings. Access the PA Forward summer reading press release and schedule some posts (see blow) on Twitter and Facebook to help build some buzz! Tweak the words to...

Adam Balcziunas

By Adam Balcziunas As I browsed through PA Forward’s Best Practices database recently, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority of contributions came from public libraries. In general, I have observed that my academic librarian colleagues are less likely to incorporate PA...

The Abington Community Library has started ‘Ideal Partners,” which will showcase how local partnerships benefit the library and, in turn, the community at large. This campaign will follow the Pennsylvania Library Association’s (PaLA) 21st Century Literacies Initiative,...