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  Red Land Library Celebrates Gold at ChocolateFest on February 8 ChocolateFest is the signature celebration of Red Land Community Library each February during Love Your Library month. On Saturday, February 8, staff will welcome visitors, friends, and neighbors to the library...

Pennsylvania Library Association recognizes libraries for PA ForwardTM Star achievements earned between October 1 and December 15, 2019 Mechanicsburg, PA (January 1, 2020) – The Pennsylvania Library Association just announced the 2019 fourth quarter PAForwardTM Star Library awardees....

The College & Research Division presents ACRL Roadshow: Assessment in Action. When: August 17, 2018 Where: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA Description: In this day-long workshop on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities...

By Elizabeth Hess The month of November usually makes me think of the upcoming holiday season, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the beautiful Pennsylvania autumn. After recently attending an eye-opening session at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Annual...

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...

The West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association invites you to attend its spring workshop: “Digitize Locally, Share Globally” on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA. Workshop topics to include: Pennsylvania Digital Collections Project...

by Ashley Flynn When faced with a large and tasty buffet, how does one choose to fill their plate? It can be hard to decide, but knowing the menu is a good place to start. As always, this year’s Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference provides a veritable feast of...

Press Release Immediate Release Contact: [LOCAL CONTACT NAME] [NAME OF LIBRARY] [PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL] September is Library Card Sign-Up Month  (LOCATION) –  – [LIBRARY] joins libraries across the nation to make sure that every child has the most important school supply...

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,...

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By Adam Balcziunas Now that spring is finally here—please, please, let it be here—it’s time to get re-energized!  There are many ways to do this, such as attending your PaLA chapter’s spring workshop, catching up on some professional reading, etc. Another easy and fun...