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Roving Reference

Posted By Tonya Otto, Virtual Learning and Outreach/Reference Librarian, Clarion Univ Lib, totto@clarion.edu , Thursday, February 28, 2019

Library Type

Academic

Description 

Roving Reference is a library service model where reference is conducted outside of the traditional reference desk. At Clarion University, we use Roving Reference to take our services around campus to provide remote help for students. We currently travel to three different buildings for one hour each throughout the week: the student center, the science and technology center, and one of the residence suites. We have a laptop available to assist students with any research needs and teach them how to become information literate in using the Libraries' online resources.

We have branded our Roving Reference service a PA Forward event as it promotes each of the five literacies, especially basic and information literacy. As academic librarians, we strive to assist students with whatever research needs they may have, and those needs can cover a wide range of topics. Some students may have needs regarding finances, while others may be looking for health information. We promote the five literacies as we seek to serve the University community and empower lifelong learners with our Roving Reference service. 

Tags:  Basic  Civic and Social  Health and Financial  Information 

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Adult Computer Class

Posted By Allison Latagliata, Director, Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 570-474-9313 , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0

Description

One of our staff members holds two levels of computer basics. The first level is for individuals that have zero computer experience. She teaches them the parts of the computer, how to click and move the mouse, and how to get on the internet. In the second level, she teach basic internet searches and creates an email address for them, and how to use it, if they wish. The classes started as senior computer classes for ages 55 and up, but have since turned into adult computer classes for ages 18 and up. Everyone that has taken the class really appreciates the time that is taken to help them learn the very basics of computers.

Tags:  Adults  Information 

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Research Party

Posted By Christina Steffy, Director, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, cjsteffy@pacollege.edu , Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Library Type

Academic

Cost and Funding

Under $20 for snack packs plus anything spent on giveaways. The giveaways are used at multiple events and are under $500.

Description

English faculty and Learning Commons staff will be available to work with you and your classmates on things like research, citations, and writing. No need to sign-up. Just stop by with your assignment and join the festivities. Enjoy snacks and a free library giveaway. If you have your own computer, it is recommended that you bring it along too. Research parties are scheduled periodically throughout the semester.

Tags:  Adults  Information  Teens 

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Wednesday Afternoon Munch & Learns

Posted By Amanda DeKnight, Library Director, South Park Township Library, 4128335585, deknighta@einetwork.net, Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Approx. $100 per program

Partnership

Baughman Family Grant

Description

The library invites adults to attend our Wednesday afternoon Munch and Learns. On a quarterly basis we provide a variety of speakers that are both free and paid to offer information that cover a range of topics and literacies. We also provide a snack to those who attend. This spring our theme is history, and we have coordinated with several historians and speakers to offer topics ranging from the Castle Shannon Bank Robbery that took place locally in 1892 to a historian that specializes in speaking about the life of Winston Churchill. Past themes included art, financial, and health information.

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social  Financial  Health  Information 

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Music as Propaganda During the Holocaust and Beyond

Posted By Lisa Kane, Director, Guthrie Memorial Library, 717-632-5183, lkane@yorklibraries.org , Monday, March 12, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Partnership

Hanover Public School

Description

Deb Smith, music educator for Hanover High & Middle Schools, will share her knowledge of music during the Holocaust. The talk will concentrate on how music was used during WWII as propaganda and how music is used today. This will be an interactive talk.

Tags:  Adults  Civic & Social  Information 

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Navigating MCL Website

Posted By Jackie Rhule, Library Director, Martinsburg Community Library, 8147933335, mclibrary@atlanticbbn.net, Friday, February 23, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

0

Description

Digital Literacy Program helping patrons learn how to use their patron account, catalog, E-books, Genealogy index, PA Job Gateway, Explora, and more for Basic and Information Literacy.

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Children  Information  Teens 

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Computer Help Sessions

Posted By Rachel Brehm, Director, Braddock Carnegie Library, 412-351-5356, brehmr@einetwork.net, Friday, January 26, 2018

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Free

Description

If you have basic questions about your computer or devices, we may be able to help!
Want to create an email address? Having trouble setting up a tablet? We may be able to help! Sit down one on one with library staff to work on basic computer and table questions and issues. 

Tags:  Adults  Information 

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Cut the Cord : Switching from Cable TV to Streaming Services

Posted By Chelsea Weibley, Executive Director, Palmyra Public Library, cweibley@lclibs.org, Thursday, December 21, 2017

Library Type

Public

Description

This workshop provides information on streaming services so patrons can select one(s) that work within their budget and interests.

Tags:  Adults  Basic  Financial  Information 

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Tech Help

Posted By Michelle Hawk, Director, Lebanon Community Library, hawk@lclibs.org, Friday, December 15, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

$0 - ? We have run this program with a volunteer in the past. Currently we have grant funding and are able to pay someone for their time.

Partnership

The Bishop Foundation

Description

We hold Tech Help sessions weekly. Patrons sign up for a 30 minute time slot to have one-on-one help from someone widely experienced with technology. They get help with their device, learning to use library electronic resources, accessing their bank account, filling out forms online, etc.

Tags:  Adults  Information  Teens 

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Helpful Hint

Posted By Dorene Miller, Director, Penn Area Library, 724-744-4414, dmiller@pennlib.org , Monday, November 6, 2017

Library Type

Public

Cost and Funding

Cost of Avery address labels

Description

I attended the PA Forward Star Libraries Program training at the PaLA conference, at which I mentioned that I sometimes forget to include the literacy logos in our publications. Instead of discarding the materials, I created logo labels to affix to the brochure or flyer. I used Avery return address labels #5267, but the Avery address labels #5260 can be used if a larger logo is needed. I hope this is a helpful hint for my colleagues!

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Tags:  Adults  Basic  Children  Civic & Social  Financial  Health  Information  Teens 

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