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March 23, 2022
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Survey Being Conducted to Help Refresh the POWER Library Website!
The POWER Library website was created in 2013. While it has done well to stand the test of time, the addition of services, updated navigation trends, etc., are prompting us to obtain feedback from users of all types as the first step in refreshing the POWER Library website.

To that end, we are conducting a survey that will include prominently placed invitations throughout the POWER Library. The survey will be available until May 31.

We want feedback from everyone who works or volunteers in a library too! Please select the survey link below to provide us with your opinion!

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Help Us Get Feedback! Add the Feedback Image and Link to Your Website.
We need your help to get feedback from non-users!
A POWER Library website refresh is in the works, and HSLC seeks feedback from both users and non-users.  However, getting the attention of non-users is not easy!  Are you able to assist us, by promoting our feedback survey link on your website for a few weeks?

We would greatly appreciate your assistance by copying and pasting the code below to associate it with the graphic image provided in a prominent location on your website, or you can download the image and link it to our survey webpage, using the webpage we have provided.

Either way, we thank you in advance for helping us to make the POWER Library website even better!

The survey will be available until May 31.

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Accessibility Widget Added to POWER Library!
An accessibility widget has been added to the POWER Library website to increase the usability for users who need accessibility support. The addition of the widget will increase the compliance of POWER Library with WCAG 2.1, ADA, ATAG 2.0, EN 301-549, and Section 508 regulations.
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Look for the accessibility icon on POWER Library!

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Spring Training:
Limited Live Stream Opportunity Added!
Live Stream Pilot Project to Stream Select Sessions
In an effort to offer access to live training as an accommodation for those not able to attend in-person due to the mask requirement, HSLC will convene a pilot project by live streaming two of the sessions at the March 30 training.

The sessions to be live streamed will be:
  • Access PA and Interlibrary Loan: Putting it all together with SHAREit (9 AM – 11:45 AM)
  • POWER Library, Resource Accessibility, and the School Library: How POWER Library Can Help Bridge the Gap (1:30 PM – 3:45 PM)
We do not plan to make recordings available for viewing later. We apologize in advance if we are not streaming your preferred sessions, but this is our first attempt to live stream. We will evaluate the experience for all parties, and determine if it is feasible for future opportunities.

To register for the live stream, select the "Register for the Live Stream" link below. Looking for the full Spring Training agenda and registration? Find it here!

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Now is the Time to Enroll in the HSLC Beanstack Plus Discount Program!
Join Beanstack Plus now and your library gains FREE access to two forthcoming features, reading fundraisers and BINGO challenges. Reading fundraisers allow you to run readathons directly in Beanstack to fundraise for your library or community organizations.
Beanstack Plus helps librarians motivate their communities to read more through reading challenges. The intuitive web software and highly rated mobile app help patrons track reading and create sustained reading habits, while giving librarians a full suite of customization options and robust, real-time data.

Beanstack Plus includes:
  • Hundreds of timely, ready-made, and fully customizable challenge templates that make it easy to create year-round reading engagement.
  • Cutting-edge gamification features proven to boost engagement, like reading streaks, friends and leaderboards, and global achievement badges.
  • Integration with your library catalog to deliver personalized book recommendations directly to readers.
  • ...and much more!
HSLC must submit orders to Zoobean no later than March 31, 2022, therefore you must approve your quote by that date.

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This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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