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College & Research Division

PaLA College & Research Division (CRD)

Current Elected OfficersMembers Only: College & Research Division

2020 Chair: Emily Mross, Penn State Harrisburg Library

2020 Vice-Chair: Brian McGeary, Dickinson College | Waidner-Spahr Library

2020 Secretary: Stephanie Sweeney Pennuci, Millersville University

2020 Professional Development Funds Manager: Carrie Bishop, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Immediate Past Chair: Jill Hallam-Miller, Bucknell University


2020 CRD Board

Andrea Pritt, Publicity Coordinator

Matthew McNelis, Social Media Coordinator

Emily Reed, Tech Coordinator

Erin Burns, (Interim) Membership Liaison

Jill Hallam-Miller, Archivist

Erin Burns, Connect & Communicate Liaison

Melissa Correll, Legislative Liaison

Bryan McGeary, PaLRaP Liaison

Kate Manwiller, Member at Large

Dana Kerrigan, Member at Large

Kelly Banyas, Member at Large

Holly Jackson, Member at Large

Alex Kirby, Member at Large

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)

Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice is peer-reviewed by members of the Pennsylvania library community and is freely available online. Articles may be read online at palrap.orgThe journal provides an opportunity for librarians in Pennsylvania to share their knowledge and experience with practicing librarians across the Commonwealth and beyond. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research & Practice is published by the University Library System (ULS), University of Pittsburgh, through its E-Journal Publishing Program.

It's Academic!

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Contact Us

220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-766-7663 Phone
717-766-5440 Fax
800-622-3308 (PA Only)