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April 13, 2021
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Visit the POWER Library Virtual Exhibit Booth at the PSLA Annual Conference

HSLC staff will be available at the POWER Library booth in the virtual exhibits! Visit us to chat about POWER Library services. Learn about Chat with a Librarian service enhancements, remote access to e-resources by SSO, lesson plans on the OER site, and much more!

Exhibits are open:
Thursday, April 15: 4:00 -  6:00 pm
Friday, April 16: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Session Spotlight!
Check out this session featuring Ellen Stolarski and Erin Halovanic.

POWER forward with the resources you have! Making the Most of OER Commons.
Librarians are masters of making it work, but sometimes we forget to leverage the fabulous resources we have. This session will share how to make the most of POWER Library's new OER hub to find amazing standards aligned lessons, share what lessons are working in our space, and help our teachers leverage the state resources we have!
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

HSLC is also proud to be a platinum sponsor. 
HSLC will be sponsoring Keynote Speaker Marc Tyler Nobleman. Marc is the author of books including Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman (ALA Notable/made the front page of USA Today), Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story (Orbis Pictus Honor), The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra, and more! Marc will be the Thursday evening keynote speaker.

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Registration is Now Open!

POWERful Partnerships - POWER Library Spring Virtual Training
Join us virtually May 10-12!

This year's theme, POWERful Partnerships, will explore a variety of ways libraries can partner with and through POWER Library resources to better serve their communities.  All sessions will be live virtual events.

The sessions offered are:
  • Help Desk LIVE! Partnering for a Better User Experience
  • POWERful Instruction: Using OER and POWER E-Resources to Enhance Virtual Learning
  • Going Virtual! Collaborative Virtual Reference in 21st Century PA Libraries 
  • E.D.I. in Action!  Putting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to Work in Library Programming
  • To register, please select the registration link under each session description provided below and select the desired day and time.

Act 48 and Continuing Education Credits
All sessions are eligible for continuing education and Act 48 credits. Please note that recordings of the sessions will be made available; however, it is necessary to attend the live sessions to qualify for continuing education and Act 48 credits. 

Handouts will be made available shortly before the sessions.

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Check Out Our New Cartoon about Chat with a Librarian!

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Attention K-12 School Librarians: Single Sign-On for Remote Access Is Available!
For platforms, eligibility requirements, and more, please read the details in the POWER Library - For Librarians.

Access Pennsylvania Training Webinar Recordings
You can view recordings of both of the required webinars at your convenience. After viewing both videos, contact us to request that your SHAREit account be enabled. Include your library's name in the email subject line and message.

We regret that we cannot issue Act 48 or continuing education credits for viewing the recordings.

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