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President's Welcome

President's Welcome 


Welcome to the Pennsylvania Library Association, a membership organization founded in 1901, whose mission to strengthen Pennsylvania libraries through advocacy, education and leadership has never faltered. It is a privilege for me to serve as our President for the coming year and I am looking forward to working with our Board, Chapters, Divisions, Roundtables, and Committees and the Association staff  to advance our mission throughout the Commonwealth.


I’m also looking forward to meeting and working with our many members in their libraries and communities. Visiting libraries has always been more than a busman’s holiday for me. I love poking around libraries and talking with staff and patrons.  Those times are some of my favorite memories, and I always come away with great ideas, and solutions to problems I didn’t even know I had.


Advocacy, education and awareness inform so much of who we are as librarians and what we do.  Our Association is committed to speaking out and speaking up on behalf of not only libraries and librarians but also in support of the many Pennsylvania residents who value the programs, resources and services our libraries offer.


As a membership organization, the Pennsylvania Library Association depends on its members to accomplish its mission and we all  work hand in hand to support each other.  If you aren’t currently a member, I invite you to join us.  We need you!  If you are a member, thank you for your investment of time and support.


I invite you to reach out to me, sharing your successes, your frustrations, your hopes and your ideas.  This is our Association and together we can accomplish great things.


Best wishes,

Denise Sticha,
2019 President,
Pennsylvania Library Association 


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