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Gary D. Wolfe

Pennsylvania Department of Education Office of Commonwealth Libraries Glenn R. Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries Tuesday, September 17, 2019                          Gary D. Wolfe Passes Away I’m very sad to announce that Gary D. Wolfe, Deputy...

Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is to formulate plans, recommend policy, and advocate for strong library services and initiatives that enable all Pennsylvanians to be inspired and...

      Advisory Council on Library Development Leadership     I’m pleased to announce that Governor Tom Wolf has made appointments to the Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) bringing it to full complement for the first time in decades.     The...

March 21, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA) The team at The Free Library of Philadelphia was deeply saddened to hear of the passing earlier today of our former president and director Elliot L. Shelkrot. Elliot was a wonderful and dynamic individual who we were all lucky to call both a leader...

Stacey A. Aldrich. State Librarian

  Happy New Year Everyone! Wow, it is hard to believe that we are already almost two weeks into 2015! As we move into a new and shiny year, it is good to briefly reflect on 2014 and where we will focus our energy this year.  Last January, I posted 10 areas that the State...