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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-523

RECORDS OF THE PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL LIBRARIANS ASSOCIATION

Series Descriptions



Advisory Council Records,
1974-2011.
(1 box)

{series #523m.1} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Records consist largely of meeting minutes. Minutes include council directories, treasurer reports to the council, correspondence, Advisory Council Breakfast information, and reports.



Budget Records,
1975-1992.
(1 box)

{series #523m.2} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files consist of proposed budgets, receipts, balances, final budgets, general ledgers, IRS records, budget request forms, and summaries of receipts and expenditures. Budgets include management accounts and committee accounts.



Color Slides,
1980.
(1 box)

{series #523m.3} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Color Slides from the Special Students Committee. Slides consist of pictures of students in libraries. A slide script and a "Special Students and the Library" handout are included with the slides.



Committee Records,
1968-2011.
(3 cartons, 1 box)

{series #523m.4} [Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by committee name.

Records from various committees of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Files consist of correspondence, member lists, reports, budget material, committee responsibilities, procedures, and minutes. Larger committees include Archives, Conference, and Legislation Committees.



Conference Records,
1950-2011.
(2 cartons)

{series #523m.5} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by year.

Files consist of information from each of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association's Annual Conferences, usually pamphlets, programs, annual business meeting agendas, correspondence, and awards. Other files include conference reports and conference chairpersons' reports.



Constitution and Bylaws,
1961-1972
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.6} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Documents contain drafts and final copies of the Constitution and Bylaws of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Files also include Parliamentary Procedures.



Department of Public Instruction Files,
1932-1969
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.7} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Records consist of the School Library Survey, the Certification of School Librarians, a policy statement, and booklets produced by the Department of Public Instruction. Booklets include the Library Manual, Standards for Organization School Library List, 100 Years of Free Public Schools, and A Guide for School Librarians.



Electronic Records,
1977-2010
.
(1 carton)

{series #523m.8} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Records include CDs, VHS, floppy disks, and cassette tapes from the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. Material includes records from committees, conferences, Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Treasurer Records, and conference photographs.



Executive Council Records,
1966-1971
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.9} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by year.

Files consist of minutes, including directories of the Executive Council, correspondence, regional representatives and reports, reports from the president of PSLA, and committee chair information.


Journals,
1973-2011
.
(1 carton)

{series #523m.10} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files include originals and copies of Learning and Media, the Journal of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, published quarterly. Learning and Media publishes theoretical and practical articles that are of interest and value to library media specialists, teachers, library educators, and students in colleges and universities.



Membership Records and Directories,
1951-2000
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.11} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by the date of the directory.

Files consist of directories of Pennsylvania School Librarians, directories of PSLA officers, and Membership Directories. Older records consist of the Pennsylvania State Education Association's School Librarian Round Table paid membership records.



Minutes of the Pennsylvania Council of School Librarians,
1930-1959
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.12} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Records include minutes, Annual Round Table attendees, and the newsletter articles of the Pennsylvania Council of School Librarians.



Minutes of the Board of Directors,
1978-2011
.
(2 boxes)

{series #523m.13} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Documents contain minutes, correspondence, proposed budgets, and treasurer reports to the Board of Directors. Later years include committee members, responsibilities, and charges.



Miscellaneous,
1960-2011
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.14} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files consist of various materials, including magazine articles, school library fact sheets, electronic reference material, Power Library contest, and workshop planning material.



Newsletters of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association,
1974-1989
.
(2 boxes)

{series #523m.15} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files consist of originals and copies of 027.8, the Official Newsletter of the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The newsletter was sent out monthly to enable librarians to keep track of what was going on in the PSLA organization and in school libraries.


Photographs,
1975-2005
.
(5 cartons, 1 box)

{series #523m.16} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Records contain photograph albums from various Annual Conferences between 1981 and 2005. Earlier Annual Conferences, School Library Media Center Week Proclamation signing by Governor Thornburgh, and miscellaneous photographs are also included. The collection includes mostly 4x6 black and white and color photographs.



President Records,
1966-2010
.
(1 carton, 1 box)

{series #523m.17} [Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically by last name.

Files consist of correspondence, minutes, expenses, conference material, lists of board members and committee chairpersons, committee material and changes, and Board of Directors meeting minutes. Various presidents include Celeste DiCarlo, Peggy Benjamin, Sharon Nardelli, Marge Tassia, and Sue Walker.



Publicity Material,
1966-2011
.
(1 carton, 2 boxes)

{series #523m.18} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Records contain newspaper articles, membership information, correspondence, logos, publications policy, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program material, and two copies of The Pennsylvania Guide for School Library Media Specialists, created by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. The Young Reader's Choice Awards Program includes posters and a framed drawing.



Resolutions and Proclamations,
1962-1986
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.19} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files consist of House Bills to amend the National Defense Education Act, to improve the quality of elementary and secondary education, and to amend the stateLibrary Code. Proclamations for School Library Media Center Week from 1977-1986 are also included. Records include a pen used by Governor Dick Thornburgh when signing House Bill 1010, the Act amending the Library Code.



Secretary Records,
1979-1980
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.20} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files consist of the records of Ruth Kolarik regarding the Seventh Annual Conference. Stationery from the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association and the Department of Supervision and Curriculum are also included.



Subject Files,
1947-2001
.
(1 carton)

{series #523m.21} [Holdings]

Arranged alphabetically.

Subjects include the American Association of School Librarians, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Regional Workshops. Records consist of articles, notes, correspondence, and newsletters.



Treasurer Records
1975-2010
.
(1 box)

{series #523m.22} [Holdings]

Arranged chronologically by date.

Files consist of correspondence, reports, committee budgets, guidelines for treasurer, summaries of receipts and expenditures, and request for payment voucher forms. Past treasurers include Celeste DiCarlo, Dorothy Lawley, Marge Tassia, and Eileen Kern.



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