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Suicide prevention and awareness programs will be available at libraries; Demonstrates importance of health literacy and impacts for communities   Mechanicsburg, PA (May 17, 2018) – The PA Library Association (PaLA) is proud to announce Prevent Suicide PA as the latest PA...

The Pennsylvania Library Association is sharing the May (Civic Literacy) and the June/July/August (Summer Reading) toolkits for your reference. Each toolkit includes sample press release text, social media hashtags, resource links and graphics for posting. These kits are made available...

  A new episode of the PALaunchPod podcast dropped on November 20. In this episode, host Heidi Abbey Moyer talks with Bernadette Lear and Eric Novotny, academic librarians and co-editors of the new scholarly, peer-reviewed journal Libraries: Culture, History and Society. Lear...

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  submitted by Mary Kay Moran A new episode of the PALaunchPod podcast dropped on October 13. In this episode, host Tom Berman talks with Samantha Hull, Ephrata High School Librarian & Media Coordinator for the Ephrata School District in Lancaster County, PA about...

Stephen Sarazin, 2017 Chair of the Technical Services Round Table of the Pennsylvania Library Association, interviewed Doreva Belfiore, HSLC’s Director of Library Services.  Watch the video!  (It is a playlist of 2 videos) Stephen Sarazin is Director of the Aston...

Stephen Sarazin, 2017 Chair of the Technical Services Round Table of the Pennsylvania Library Association, interviewed Maryam Phillips, HSLC Executive Director.  Watch the video!  It is a playlist of 4. Additional videos will be coming from the Tech Services Round Table! Sarazin...

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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....

PA Forward Star Library Program continuing to help libraries meet needs of local communities Mechanicsburg, PA (July 10, 2017) – A program conceived to enhance staff training and support libraries in their efforts to provide patrons with opportunities that yield investments in...

Submitted by Melissa Rowse, MLS Library Director Degenstein Community Library Why?  Why? Why  is it so hard to stay connected?  You would think with social media, email, and text messaging that we would have these large professional networks.  Unfortunately, if you are...

The Spring Workshop sponsored by the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will be held  Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at the Pa College of Health Sciences in Lancaster, Pa. Presentations include: PA Forward: Taking your Library to the Star Level Meeting Efficiency:...