HSLC is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote information and resource sharing among libraries in Pennsylvania.

HSLC Position Available Announcement: HSLC Trainer
Applications are currently being accepted for the position of HSLC Trainer. The HSLC Trainer is a member of the Library Services Team, and will serve as the team leader for in-person and web-based training in the use of statewide services for client libraries. To maximize the company’s training outreach in a cost-effective and efficient manner, HSLC seeks applications from Pennsylvania residents who reside in, and will maintain residence in the central or western portion of the state for this position. Applications are due by April 30. However, early applications are encouraged as HSLC personnel will be in the Pittsburgh area on April 12th and Grantville April 18 and available for interviews! For the full position and description and submission instructions, please see HSLC Trainer.
Services Hosted by HSLC
HSLC hosts the POWER Library Portal, which includes the Access PA Catalog and ILL System (Books, movies, and more in a PA Library, Chat with a librarian (Ask Here PA), PA Photos and Documents, E-Resources, POWER Library – For Librarians, and Contemporary Authors.

HSLC also hosts many special projects for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries such as ILEAD, Pennsylvania Demographic Profiles, Digitization Activities, and more!

Stretch Your Budget Dollars!
HSLC is pleased to announce a Group Purchasing Program for Access PA Participants.
View exciting offers from vendors!

Spotlight On …

ALA week
Get Ready to Celebrate National Library Week
National Library Week is April 9-15. From maker spaces to safe spaces, libraries and librarians transform communities every day, acting as critical community assets. Visit the NLW Press Kit and find products that attract attention and spark conversation. It’s important to increase awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library workers this April!


National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) is Coming Soon! NLLD is a two-day advocacy event that brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress rally support for library issues and policies. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings. For more information, please see the ALA NLLD website.

BooklistCheck out the Booklist Reader: Opinion, News, And Lists From The Book People At Booklist, Book Links, And Booklist Online




ALA_LinkedInThis is a professional development and discussion group of ALA. You do not have to be an ALA member to participate, but are expected to have a bona fide connection to the library and information science profession.For more information, please visit the ALA Discussion Group on LinkedIn.


Check out the new POWER Library nw-10
POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Repair your car. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all there at POWERLibraryorg.

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The Access PA News provides news and tips about Access PA, POWER Library, Ask Here PA, and other statewide services. There are also many email discussion lists available.
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