What's New at PA Forward®

PHEAA Offers Webinar about filing your FAFSA on March 24th

PHEAA will be offering two FAFSA overview webinars throughout the state on March 24th.    It will be followed by a […]

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2021 National Library Week – April 4 to April 10

WELCOME TO YOUR LIBRARY! Libraries have been adapting to our changing world by expanding their resources and services. This National […]

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2021 Information Literacy Summit

2021 Information Literacy Summit

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 The PA Forward® Information Literacy Summit is an exciting program opportunity for anyone […]

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Tales and Tails and Health

The Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward® initiative is happy to announce a partnership with the National Network of Libraries of […]

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PA Savings Pledge

Pledging to Make Savers Winners!

The many different ways/benefits of encouraging great savings among all Pennsylvania families just got better! PA Treasury continually looks for […]

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What is Pa Forward®?

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.
Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries are the key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in Pennsylvania by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy.
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PA Fordward® Steering Committee Members

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.

Joann Eichenlaub - Chair
Madigan Library, Penn College of Technology

Jessica Church – Vice-Chair
Erie County Library

Ann Snowman
Retired – Penn State University

Ed Wolf
HSLC

Helen Taylor
Ephrata Public Library

Allison Mackley
Hershey High School

Sandy Longo
Abington Community Library

Open Academic Seat

Paula Gilbert - Immediate Past Chair
York County Libraries