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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...

    The Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) is pleased to announce that institutions of higher education may now obtain IP-authenticated access to all the e-resources provided in POWER Library.  Previously, these institutions were only eligible for IP-authenticated...

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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. ...

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Consumer Health Complete was removed from POWER Library on 12/31/2018.  Health & Wellness Resource Center is available as the primary health e-resource in POWER Library and is a comprehensive, consumer health resource providing authoritative information on health-related issues...

Larry Nesbit

  I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in August 1970 and began work at Mansfield University a few weeks later as the education librarian.  It was a perfect match for me because it permitted me to use my undergraduate and graduate backgrounds in education, as well...

PA Photos and Documents Islandora Update Webinar When:  December 3, 2018 2:00pm Earlier this year, Hosting Solutions and Library Consulting (HSLC) conducted an RFP for a new digital repository software platform for PA Photos and Documents. The open-source platform Islandora was...

HSLC will be performing maintenance on both Friday (10/5) and Saturday (10/6) in the evening from 5 PM to midnight.  During this maintenance window, the POWER Library Portal and PA Photos and Documents services may not be available. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience...

Gale Topic Collections (InfoTrac Collections) added to POWER Library Portal In addition to the new Gale e-resources that have been presented on the POWER Library Portal since August 1, there are also 29 additional topic collections (InfoTrac Collections) available if a user navigates...