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An exciting collection of new E-books were recently added to the POWER Library. Read PDE’s Press Release and then share the news widely with library patrons and staff. In an effort to advance digital literacy and technology skills for Pennsylvanians, Office of Commonwealth...

POWER Library/Access PA Fall Training! We look forward to seeing you at one of the following locations: September 27 : Erie (Hilton Garden Inn,  2225 Downs Drive, Erie) September 28 : Greensburg (Westmoreland IU7, 102 Equity Drive, Greensburg) September 29 : Altoona (Appalachia...

Plan your training for the new month! Find professional development opportunities in August at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars,...

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May 11, 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that Pennsylvania’s public electronic library, POWER Library, has acquired 350 new e-books for users to explore, bringing the total of available titles to approximately 20,000. “Through...

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Registration for Spring Training is open and will be in-person at the following locations: March 30 – King of Prussia (The Alloy – 301 W Dekalb Pike) March 31 – Scranton (Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel – 700 Lackawanna Ave.) April 4 – State College (Penn Stater Hotel...

Find professional development opportunities in February at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library Staff Academy (Niche...

Find professional development opportunities in November 2021 by topic or date at WebJunction!  All WebJunction courses and webinars are FREE and count towards Pennsylvania public library CE requirements. Remember to check WebJunction Courses, WebJunction Webinars, the PA Library...

Register for Fall Virtual POWER Library Training! Virtual training session options and dates are provided below. School Libraries + e-resources : Examining the How, When, Where, and Why for POWER Library e-resources Tools in the K-12 Classroom (1.5 hours CE/ACT 48 credits) October...

POWER Library Spring Training Recordings are Now Available Missed a live session or just can’t get enough and want to watch it again? The recordings for all 4 sessions are now available in the POWER Library – For Librarians. You can view the following trainings: Help...

POWER Library E-Resource Survey This brief survey requests the names of 3 e-resources that you would like to see added to POWER Library that are not currently in POWER Library. If the opportunity arises to add a new e-resource to POWER Library, your input will offer guidance. ...