The 2023 PaLA Annual Conference will take place in-person at Kalahari Resort in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The resort offers […]Read More
Pa Forward(R) is excited to announce the launch of a virtual programming library. Watch high quality library programming brought to […]Read More
The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward®, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:
With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.
Working in tandem with the PA Forward Project Manager, the Steering Committee advises on the best ways to lead and sustain the statewide initiative, working to ensure lasting results through library community engagement, partnership development, training and outreach, fundraising and by measuring impact.
Jessica Church – Chair, Erie County Library
Jennifer Luksa - Vice-Chair, Misericordia University
Ann Snowman, Retired – Penn State University
Ed Wolf, HSLC
Helen Taylor, Ephrata Public Library
Sandy Longo, Abington Community Library
Catherine Stewart, Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity
Robyn Vitek, Mt. Lebanon Community Library