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The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), Office of Commonwealth Libraries is working with QualityMetrics Inc. on a new Five-Year Plan as required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The plan will guide all the work of Office of Commonwealth Libraries for 2023-2027...

Sue Banks

Message from:  Mary Garm, Chair Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development:   The Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is pleased to announce that Susan Banks has been appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary of Education, Commissioner...

The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) is the only federal program exclusively for libraries. It is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  IMLS uses a population driven formula to distribute funds to states through its Grants to States program. ...

June 1, 2021   The State Library of Pennsylvania Announces New Resource for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities  Pennsylvanians with print disabilities will access services in a new virtual location. Harrisburg, PA – In collaboration with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and...

Two new libraries will begin staffing Chat with a Librarian! We’re pleased to announce that the Berks County Library System and Saint Francis University will soon be staffing Chat with a Librarian.  Saint Francis University, which already uses LibAnswers, is excited to be...

Registration is open for the Southwest Libraries Confluence, a one-day workshop for library staff from Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. Join us at Citizens Library in Washington, PA on Friday, August 18 from 9:00am-4:00pm for an inspiring...