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Consider particpating in a study of library services to homeschooling populations in Pennsylvania.  The research study is being conducted as part of a master’s thesis at Clarion University (see below). The thirteen questions should take about 20 minutes to complete. Answer...

The African American Civil Rights Grant Program (Civil Rights Grants) documents, interprets, and preserves sites and stories related to the African American struggle to gain equal rights as citizens in the 20th Century. The NPS’ 2008 report, Civil Rights in America, A Framework...

    Thanks for Completing Our LSTA Survey! Thank you so much for quick responses to our survey about LSTA funds. I have to tell you that our consultants were very impressed by the number of responses.  We received a total of 557 survey responses: more than 350 public...

Whether you have received an Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant or not, nearly every library benefits from some type of LSTA-funded services in Pennsylvania.  That’s why the Office of Commonwealth Libraries is asking you and your co-workers from all types (public,...

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  There will be some new sessions (Noodle Tools!) and new presenters but we are looking for your input to help us prioritize which POWER Library topics and e-resources should be featured during the 2017 POWER Library Users Conference sessions. Take the Survey! Thank  you, HSLC...

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Submitted by Mina C. Edmondson, District Consultant, York County York County Libraries was recently named a Project Outcome Early Adopter. In the winter of 2016 York County Libraries conducted surveys of the parents and caregivers who attend Early Childhood Literacy Services and...

Rob Lesher (left) accepting award for east Berlin Community Library

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Access the 2014 Public Libraries Survey (PLS) released by IMLS!    Find your library and explore state profiles! Accompanying FY 2014 data are new online visualizations and tools to make the data easier to explore and use. Since 1988, the annual Public Libraries Survey has provided...

To better serve your training needs, HSLC appreciates your taking this brief 3-minute survey to determine which POWER Library e-Resources you would be most interested in learning about at the Access PA/POWER Library Fall trainings to be held in September and October of 2016. The...

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Please go to  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/onebooklibrary  and tell us about the programs your  library has provided around the  One Book, Every Young Child initiative.   Please fully describe programs.  The survey will be open until September 15 to include programs done...