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2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward Information Literacy Summit is focused on connecting people with resources and opportunities. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information.

When: Monday, July 15, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: The Conference Center at Central Penn College
600 College Hill Rd
Summerdale, Pennsylvania  17093
United States
Contact: Brandi Hunter-Davenport
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Notes: General Sessions and the PA Forward Partner Reception are for all attendees. For Breakout Sessions, please select one option per session at check-out. There are 7.5 hours of Continuing Education credits and 5 hours of Act 48 credits available. 


7:30-8:15 amRegistration and Refreshments (Coffee, Tea, Water and Breakfast Items Available)

8:15-8:30 am: Welcome & Introductions 

8:30-9:30 am General Session I – Overcoming "Fake News" in the Digital Age: How journalists and the public can use library resources to verify facts


9:30-9:40 am:  Morning Break (Coffee, Tea, Water and Breakfast Items Available)


9:40-10:40 amBreakout Session I (Select One of Three)

     The PA Forward Star Library Program for School & Academic Libraries

     Open Education Resources

     POWER Library Overview 


10:45 am-11:45 amBreakout Session II (Select One of Three)

     Using POWER Library in PA Forward Programming 

     The Basics of What Everyone Should Know About Predatory Publishing

       Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Project Outcome 


11:45 am-12:45 pm: Lunch & Networking

A buffet-style lunch is provided and included with registration. The buffet includes vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.


12:50-1:50 pmGeneral Session II – Gamifying Instruction: Engagement with Badges, Breakouts & More!


1:55-2:55 pm: Breakout Session III (Select One of Three) 

     Offering Financial Education Resources at Your Library

     Small Assessments, Big Impact

     The All of Us Research Program & Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy


2:55-3:05 pmAfternoon Break (Tea, Lemonade, Water and Snacks Available)

3:10-3:40 pmGeneral Session III – Summit Debrief and Wrap-Up


3:45 – 5 pm PA Forward Partner Meet & Greet


This is an opportunity for members of the library community to make direct connections with several of our PA Forward partners. You'll be able to learn more about the programs they offer and ways they can share resources with your libraries. 



Conference Center Parking & Nearby Hotel Information

Attendees can park in the conference center lot, or in the two lots across the street from the conference center. Parking is free of charge.  For anyone in need of overnight accommodations, below is a listing of hotels provided by Central Penn:


Best Western Plus
Harrisburg Mechanicsburg
4900 Woodland Drive
Enola, PA 17025
(800) 780-7234, (717) 635-2523
(2.9 miles from campus)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Harrisburg West
2055 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
(877) 859-5095
(3 miles from campus)

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-7117
(5.5 miles from campus)

Hilton Harrisburg
1 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6000
(6 miles from campus)

Crowne Plaza
Harrisburg Hershey
23 South Second Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 234-5021
(6 miles from campus)

T   This project is made possible, in part, by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute     of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.









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