Behind the Scenes: Town Hall Followup

Behind the Scenes – Just Info – Just Links – Just Awesome

This Behind the Scenes is a no frills – no graphics – no quotes from me - update.

I know many of you are anxious for the links for the Town Hall Meeting from last week – but please keep reading – Save the date for the Business Meeting, the Model Curriculum on SAS, an exciting video contest to win Amazon gift cards and AASL Town Hall meetings all follow.

PSLA Town Hall Meeting - April 21, 2020

Thanks to all who attended the Town Hall Meeting. We are so excited that we had over 150 attendees. The Chat Transcript is filled with ideas and links that you don’t want to miss. PLEASE fill out the evaluation form so that we can determine if there is enough interest to continue to hold virtual town halls. We are considering another meeting in May – but we need to hear from you.

For the PSLA Board members, we were thrilled that we could bring our PA Librarians together as a community to share, support, be the solution and to remind ourselves that none of us are alone even during a quarantine. PSLA and PA School Librarians are in this together!

Evaluation Form:

If you attended live or watch the recording, please make sure you fill out the evaluation form: 

Link to Google Drive Folder with Chat Transcript and Recording:

Links Shared by Panel During the Town Hall: (Many more in chat transcript by attendees)

Topic 3 - Book Returns:     
Topic 4 - Resources
Topic 5 – Copyright

PA School Librarians Need to Tell Their Story!

Want to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card?

During school closures, we need to capture the awesome things we’re doing and show stakeholders that the School Library is Still Open during School Closures!

Watch your email and social media for the Video Contest Rules and Guidelines to be announced in a few days! 

PSLA Annual Business Meeting – Virtual

  • May 19, 2020
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm

PSLA will be holding their Annual Business Meeting in a virtual format on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm. Please watch your email for registration information by May 4, 2020.

During the meeting, we will be presenting the annual report from each committee, the financial report and an update from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. 

PSLA members will also be voting on Resolutions presented and any motions submitted before the meeting. Resolutions are due to the Operations Committee by May 5, 2020 and forms can be found at Resolutions Form.

At the conclusion of the meeting, newly elected PSLA Officers and Directors will be announced and inducted.

The Model Curriculum for Learners in Pennsylvania School Libraries


We are pleased to announce that you can access The Model Curriculum for Learners in Pennsylvania School Libraries on the SAS Portal here:

Scroll down to the Library Menu on the left. At our request, PDE upload the documents by section to make it easier to navigate.

Don't forget to share the link with your teachers, administrators and stakeholders. 

We are proud to have this tremendous document on the SAS Portal!

Thanks to the Office of Commonwealth Libraries and our awesome development team: 

Mary K. Biagini, Cathi Fuhrman, Allison Mackley, Rebecca Morris, Susan Pannebaker, MLIS, Jennifer Roth, M.E. Shenefiel, Lauren Strohecker, Lauren Zucker, Erin Bechdel, Mary Grace Kelly, Ellen Stolarski, Leah Lindemann, Sandra Reilly, Rita Saylor, Jean Dyszel.

AASL Town Hall Meetings – The Show Must Go On(line)

American Association of School Librarians is holding Town Hall meetings every Thursday with varying start times each week. You do not need to be a member to attend. Information can be found here:

Transforming Lives,

Cathi Fuhrman, Ed.D.
PSLA President
[email protected]
Library Department Supervisor
Hempfield School District
AASL Chapter Assembly President-Elect
Lilead Fellow
Kutztown University Adjunct Professor
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