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The Learning Commons is a proud participant in the Pennsylvania Library Association's PA Forward initiative. Learn more about that initiative on this guide.

PA Forward

PA Forward is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA). According to PaLA, “PA Forward is built upon the belief that libraries are uniquely positioned to help citizens improve their command of five types of literacy essential to greater success in all vital forms of life: as students as parents, as employees, as consumers, as citizens." These literacies are:

  • basic
  • information
  • civic and social
  • health
  • financial.

The PA Forward Star Library program recognizes libraries that are committed to advancing the ideals of PA Forward by showing how current programs already advance the PA Forward literacies or developing programming to advance these literacies. Libraries can earn bronze, silver, and gold stars.

Click on the tabs on this guide to learn about the programs the Seraph Foundation Learning Commons at PA College of Health Sciences is providing to support each of these literacies.

The Learning Commons at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a gold star library.

PA Forward's Story

Director, Learning Commons

Gold Star

Silver Star

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