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.
Joann Eichenlaub - Chair
Madigan Library, Penn College of Technology
Jessica Church – Vice-Chair
Erie County Library
Retired – Penn State University
Ephrata Public Library
Hershey High School
Abington Community Library
Open Academic Seat
Paula Gilbert - Immediate Past Chair
York County Libraries