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PaLA College & Research Division (CRD)

Current Elected OfficersMembers Only: College & Research Division

2016 Chair: Christina Steffy

2016 Vice Chair: Leslie Worrell

2016 Secretary: Beth Transue

2016 Treasurer: George Aulisio


About the College & Research Division

The College and Research Division (CRD) of PaLA provides a focus for the academic libraries in the state.

Each year, the CRD provides a spring workshop on a topic or topics relevant to academic libraries. At the annual PaLA Conference, CRD sponsors sessions in the program that focus on academic libraries and a luncheon with an invited guest speaker.

The CRD receives annual Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant money from the state library. This division then reviews grant applications from across the state for a portion of this LSTA grant money to be used in support of professional development and library programs for academic librarians and libraries.

Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice (PaLRaP)

This peer-reviewed, Open Access journal provides for the sharing of knowledge and experience with library and information professionals across Pennsylvania and beyond. The journal aims to expose readers to the unique and valuable research and initiatives of Pennsylvania’s librarians and libraries.

PaLRaP is available online. The next issue is scheduled for publication in Fall 2013. For priority consideration for inclusion in this issue, articles should be submitted by August 1, 2013.

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