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The Office of Commonwealth Libraries seeks contributing libraries for the Chat with a Librarian service.  Chat with a Librarian (formerly known as Ask Here PA) has been providing 24/7/365 live chat reference since 2006, and this service is a core component of the POWER Library....

Fall 2019 POWER Library Training Dates and Locations are now available! September 17 – Crowne Plaza (King of Prussia) September 18 – Ephrata Public Library September 19 – Bucks County IU22 (Doylestown) September 24 – Appalachia – IU 8 (Altoona) September...

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<iframe src=” https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-5ZZ9XQ9 ” height=”0″ width=”0″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden”></iframe> Gale Digital Resources Now Available at More Than 2,600 Libraries Across Pennsylvania HARRISBURG,...

Lynn Ann Wiscount

  On April 12, 2019, Lynn Ann Wiscount will be retiring from the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 (“IU 29”) after 33 years. Lynn Ann began her career with IU 29 as a Microcomputer Technical Support Specialist in the Technology department. As part of her duties,...

Glenn R. Miller

  I’m pleased to announce that Academic Search Main Edition (ASME), an EBSCO product, is once again available in POWER Library. This online resource provides about 1,800 full-text journals and 1,300 that are full-text and peer-reviewed. Some of ASME’s subjects include...

Registration Now Open for POWER Library Spring Training HSLC is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2019 POWER Library Spring Training.  Sessions are planned on the new Gale e-resources, ILL (SHAREit), and PA Photos and Documents (Islandora). The training is in-person...

  ** This offer to Institutions of Higher Education will be suspended until contract issues regarding the addition of academic libraries to POWER Library are resolved. Please contact HSLC with any questions The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is pleased to announce...

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POWER Teens Website Now Available for Comment Designed with middle school teens in mind, POWER Teens is a mobile-friendly website featuring the POWER resources for teen users. Based on the feedback from the library community, the POWER Teens site does not promote grade levels or...

New QuestionPoint Interface, Best Practices, and More! Join Karri Sites, OCLC QuestionPoint Library Services Consultant, for a webinar demonstrating the new QuestionPoint interface, covering chat best practices, and more. Libraries that contribute staff time to Chat with a Librarian...

A collection of ALA e-books are now available in the EBSCO E-Books e-resource for Pennsylvania library staff.  The e-books cover topics from storytimes, designing space, children’s literature, serving those with special needs, serving teens, intellectual freedom, and more. ...