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President's Welcome 

It is my great honor to welcome you to the Pennsylvania Library Association.   Whether you were looking for us or found us by another link, we are glad you are here!

You will find our website contains excellent and current information by, for and about Pennsylvania librarians.   For a modest fee, members gain access to the Bulletin, receive updates on statewide legislative issues and information about their local chapters, and learn how to get involved. 

PaLA would not be the stable organization that it is without the dedicated membership of our library community.    I am a true believer in teamwork and have been so impressed by the spirit of togetherness that the Association supports.  We can use our talents on our team.  Why not sign up today?

PA Forward, the Association’s Literacies Initiative, is a good example of the library community at work.  PA Forward continues to provide libraries with the support in elevating the quality of life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.    With almost 40 public and private partners in the business community, PA Forward is recognized more and more throughout the community.

Finally, you will want to pack your bags and your swim trunks for the 2016 Annual Conference, which will be held at the brand new Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the beautiful Poconos from October 16-19.   Not only will there be excellent continuing educational opportunities and opportunities to network with your colleagues from across the state, but an unforgettable autumn road trip to the northeast section of the state.

Thank you for taking the time to explore all that PaLA has to offer.   As always, reach out to me at any time with questions, ideas, or concerns.   Thank you for this opportunity to serve you as your 2016 Pennsylvania Library Association President. 

Jennifer Stocker
PaLA President 2016



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