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State of America’s Libraries Report 2020

The State of America’s Libraries report is an annual summary of library trends that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries during the previous calendar year. Although the report focuses on 2019, libraries are shown to be on the frontlines addressing societal and community challenges — a role they…

Library Systems Report 2020: Fresh Opportunities Amid Consolidation

The library technology industry took some significant turns in 2019. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, acquired Innovative Interfaces and shifted the balance of power …

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People Visited Public Libraries More Than a Billion Times in One Year!

Learn more in the latest Public Libraries in the United States Survey. Volume I discusses the results of the IMLS annual survey of public libraries in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and outlying territories and shows changes in how public libraries have served...

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New Provides Cyber Guidance for K-12 Schools

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse launched its website: This website—a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services—features a fact sheet on Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and School Districts. The fact sheet provides...

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Services Hosted by HSLC

HSLC hosts the POWER Library Portal, which includes the Access Pennsylvania Catalog and ILL System, Chat with a librarian, PA Photos, E-Resources, POWER Library, and Contemporary Authors.

HSLC is pleased to welcome Edward Wolf our new Virtual Reference Specialist!

HSLC is excited to welcome Edward Wolf as the new Virtual Reference Specialist, effective November 2nd, 2020! As the Virtual Reference Specialist, Edward will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the POWER Library’s Chat with a Librarian service. He


Group Purchasing Program

HSLC is pleased to announce a Group Purchasing Program for Access Pennsylvania participants.
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Institutional Memberships

Institutional Memberships

HSLC participates as a member of the following organizations: American Library Association The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission

GuideStar Report

GuideStar Report – HSLC centrally administers electronic statewide library services on behalf of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education. These services include but are not limited to: maintaining a shared resource management system to facilitate interlibrary lending

HSLC welcomes Dan Sanford as Systems Engineer!

Dan will work with our Network Services Team, providing support for a variety of networking services. Dan brings a broad range of experience to HSLC and to top it off, he is a librarian! He earned his Master of Library Science from Indiana University in 2007.

Pennsylvania libraries receive Gold Star Status!

10 PA Libraries attain PA Forward Gold Star Status

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School Library Journal examines national, state, and local factors contributing to the loss in school librarian jobs.

Several circumstances created a confluence of conditions that contributed to school librarian cuts. Here’s a look at likely issues at three levels—national, state, and local/school district.

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AASL Standards Training

It’s time for you to implement the new AASL National School Library Standards into your school library program, and you need a game plan for the 2018-19 school year. Learn right now about the new Standards whose integrated framework reflects.

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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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