Request for Proposals for POWER Library E-Content Platform

To improve access to digital e-resources within and beyond POWER Library, HSLC issues this Request for Proposals for an e-content platform.

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The Pennsylvania Black Librarians’ Caucus welcomed Kelly Richards, the new Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Kelly Richards, the new Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, is interviewed. Select ‘Read more’ below to watch the recording!


FCC and IMLS Sign Agreement to Promote Broadband Access

The FCC and IMLS, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote public awareness of federal funding opportunities for broadband. The partnership will work to generate efforts to promote the availability of affordable broadband programs, in light of…

State of America’s Libraries Report 2022

In 2021, libraries of all types stepped up to meet the needs of their communities as they responded to the impacts of a second year of the global pandemic. Library staff in every state faced an…

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Post Your Job

Librarians! Post your positions for 30 days for as little as $1/day. Create your position description as a PDF document and then send it to us. Contact us to create your posting.  

Where are school libraries slide

Where Have All the School Librarians Gone?

The study “SLIDE: The School Librarian Investigation—Decline or Evolution?” confirmed that the number of school librarians in the U.S. continues to decline. Between 2010 and 2019 nearly 20% …


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:   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 of ALA

Standards For Excellence

HSLC has been accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®, a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, and to help all nonprofit organizations meet these high benchmarks…

Pennsylvania libraries receive Gold Star Status!

10 PA Libraries attain PA Forward Gold Star Status

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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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