The Influence of Librarians

Meet the New PSLA President Allison Burrell

img_1721Finding her niche in PSLA while earning her Master’s in Library Sciences degree at Mansfield University, newly elected PSLA President Allison Burrell highlights her goals and visions for the organization as she balances the roles of librarian, wife and mother. Allison discusses how holding various PSLA positions has helped her cultivate ideas for the organization into goals and how she plans to achieve those goals with the help of the committee structure and PSLA members.

Read her story here.



Superintendent Creates 21st Century Libraries in the Salisbury Township School District

aasaSuperintendent of Salisbury Township School District Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss tells his story of how once conventional district libraries transformed into 21st century hubs of learning with technology at the forefront of education. Dr. Ziegenfuss used his experience in the school district and his knack for technology to turn librarians into technical experts and specialists in resource curation.

Read the full article.



Budget Update

dsc_0246_zpsav7hvruhAs the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania state budget came to a close, the legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf secured a $200 million increase in education spending. Members of the legislature, Gov. Wolf and PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera reflect on the budget and what it means for the education sector.

See how the budget benefits education.



Hempfield High School Librarian Dr. Cathi Fuhrman Participates in Lilead Fellows Program

Hempfield_Furman.jpgDr. Cathi Fuhrman, Library Department Supervisor for Hempfield School District in Lancaster County, attended the Lilead Fellows Program in Orlando, FL in June for the fourth and final in-person meeting of the intensive 18-month professional development program. Dr. Fuhrman highlights how this program has helped her tackle important goals for Hempfield’s library program and looks forward to the future of school librarianship.

Read the release here.




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