Institutional Memberships

HSLC participates as a member of the following organizations:


American Library Association logo

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 is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” Visit the American Library Association


The Association for Rural and Small Libraries logo

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) is a network of persons throughout the country dedicated to the positive growth and development of libraries. ARSL believes in the value of rural and small libraries and strives to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities. Visit the Association for Rural and Small Libraries



COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members, who contribute to the development of the Code of Practice through working groups and outreach. Visit Project COUNTER


The Pennsylvania Black Librarians' Caucus logo

The Pennsylvania Black Librarians’ Caucus is a nonprofit corporation organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, specifically for the purposes of improving the quality of library service in Black communities by supporting recruitment efforts, professional growth, advancement, and equal job opportunities for library professionals, including paraprofessionals, and through educational programming, peer support, mentoring and dissemination of information. Visit PA Black Librarians’ Caucus


The Pennsylvania Library Association logo

Founded in 1901, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the state’s oldest and most diverse professional library organization serving libraries, library employees, library trustees, and Friends of the Library groups. Visit the Pennsylvania Library Association


PA Museums logo
PA Museums is Pennsylvania’s statewide trade association serving museum professionals and institutions. Based in Harrisburg, PA Museums was founded in 1905 and during its long history was known as the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies and the Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations. PA Museums is a non-profit membership organization with a long history of advocating for museums and the history field. Visit Pennsylvania Museums


Pennsylvania School Librarians Association logo

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA) is a professional organization for school library professionals and library educators. The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association works to ensure excellence in school library programs. Visit the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association


Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition logo

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. that strives to close the digital divide by promoting high-quality broadband for anchor institutions and their communities. Members include hundreds of commercial and nonprofit organizations who support this mission.Visit Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition here.