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February 1, 2022
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SHAREit Issue Notice:
Shipping Labels
Shipping labels with tiny print continues to be an issue. The development team at Auto-Graphics is working to code the patch to fix the shipping label printing issue. However, Auto-Graphics has indicated that we are looking at about three to four weeks for the patch to be ready for application. 

We will share the date for the fix to be applied as soon as we have the information from Auto-Graphics.

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Reminder - Over 3,700 Authors Added to Contemporary Authors!
Over 3,700 authors were added to the Contemporary Authors e-resource, joining the more than 160,000 already included! Check out the list of added authors!

Haven't used Contemporary Authors before? Check out this sample record!

This e-resource includes biographical and bibliographical information on novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, scriptwriters, and screenwriters.

For each author entry, you may find content for the following topics available:
  • Personal Information
  • Career Information
  • Awards
  • Writings
  • Media Adaptions
  • A Descriptive Essay about the Author
  • Further Readings

We are planning for Spring Training to be in-person!
We look forward to seeing you at one of the following:
  • March 30 - King of Prussia
  • March 31 - Scranton
  • April 4 - State College
  • April 5 - Cranberry (Pittsburgh)
  • April 12 - Grantville (Harrisburg)
Plan to spend the day (8:15 AM - 3:45 PM) with us and learn about POWER Library products and services, learn what is new in POWER Library, and provide us with your feedback on all-things-POWER-related! (Please note that registration is not open yet.)

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Attention K-12 School Librarians: A Note about Class Visits on the Chat with a Librarian Service
We love seeing your students online using Chat with a Librarian, and we are thrilled you are introducing your students to this amazing service. 

To ensure that we are adequately staffed to meet your students’ needs and to support the work you are doing with them, we ask that you give us a heads up when you are using Chat with a Librarian with groups of students.

Simply email our Virtual Reference Specialist, Ed Wolf, and we’ll be sure to have sufficient librarians standing by to work with your classes.

A notice of at least 24 hours is greatly appreciated.

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Public Libraries:
Update the Library Status Form with Your Current Operating Status
Keep the Find a PA Library lookup updated! Please update the Library Status Form to add or change information for your library.

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