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Access PA 2.0 Update from HSLC Executive Directornw-10


HSLC seeks new members for its Board of Directors, which has oversight responsibilities for the organization and its mission to support and promote libraries across Pennsylvania.  Interested persons are invited to apply!  For more information, please review the candidate information announcement.

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

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Get Ready to Celebrate National Library Week 2016 (April 10-16) with the theme “Libraries Transform”
NLW_2016National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries – school, public, academic and special – participate.  Also celebrated during National Library Week are National Library Workers Day and National Bookmobile Day.  For more information and promotional tools, visit the ALA National Library Week site.


Check Out the New STEM-focused eBook Titles in eBooks on EBSCOhost
The State Library recently purchased nearly 400 titles focused on STEM subjects and they are now available in the POWER Library e-resource, eBooks on EBSCOhost.  Multiple copies of each title were purchased, which greatly enhances access. Over 12,800 eBook titles are now available for viewing online and many are available for downloading on portable devices such as the Barnes & Noble NOOK, the iPad, and Kindle Fire. Check out the list of newly added titles!  To access the eBooks, go to the POWER Library and select eBooks on EBSCOhost.

National School Library Advocacy Video Debuts 
“School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian,” is a new video produced by Capstone Publishing and debuted at the tenth annual School Library Journal Summit. Watch the video at www.schoollibraryadvocacy.org or on YouTube.

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 Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.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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