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It's Nice to Meet You!

Since starting as Executive Director on June 23, it has been very active here at HQ for the Pennsylvania Library Association with numerous great activities and projects underway.   Read More

Announcing PA Forward Project Manager

We are pleased to announce that Brandi Hunter-Davenport has accepted the position as PA Forward Project Manager.  Brandi will be joining the team on July 18. Read More

Library Survey - Please Respond

Please take a moment of your time to respond to our short  PA Forward survey.  Your responses will help the Pennsylvania Library Association tailor this important initiative to the needs of Pennsylvania’s libraries and library workers.  The survey is open to members and non-members from all types of libraries. 

Save the Date - 2016 PaLA Conference & Expo

October 16-19, 2016 at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center

The Conference Committee is busy planning this 2016 event at the exciting, brand new Kalahari Water Park in the Poconos. Save the date, and read the latest news about it on our website and Facebook!

Exhibitor Information

The Library Products & Services Expo offers one of the best opportunities to reach decision-makers in the Pennsylvania library community.  This two-day show offers a concise schedule in an environment that promotes interaction with attendees through no-conflict exhibit time, exhibit hall activities and informal networking opportunities.  Read More

EITC Funding Increased

As the state budget works its way through the legislature, there are other items of interest to libraries being discussed in addition to the library subsidy.  Read More
2016 Best Practices winners and honorable mentions!

Download the pdf list of this years' winners

Thank You!

PaLA thanks Scott Arbital, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Class of 2017, for Adding Color to our website with his donation of the Membership Banner used this month on our site and Facebook page. PaLA also thanks Catherine Collins, St. Joseph University, for her Library Star design, a banner to promote the annual award nomination process.

PaLA Bulletin - Open Access

The PaLA Bulletin is full of news you can use, interesting articles, and important announcements and available to anyone visiting this website!


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