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Attn Libraries: Aug 30 Survey Deadline Reminder!
August 28, 2013

Below is an e-mail sent yesterday from Stacey Aldrich to all PA public libraries, congratulating the libraries who have submitted surveys so far, and reminding everyone else that the survey must be submitted by August 30.
The list of libraries that HAVE submitted surveys is below!

So if you haven't yet submitted your online, please do so before Friday, August 30!

-- Julie

From: Aldrich, Stacey [mailto:saldrich@pa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:01 PM
To: papldirector@mail.palibrary.org
Subject: ATTENTION PLEASE: Pennsylvania Library Broadband and Internet Access Survey - Reminder of August 30 Deadline

Hello Everyone!

Congratulations to the 275 libraries listed below that have completed their the Pennsylvania Library Broadband and Internet Access Survey (PALBIS)! Thank you!

This survey is vital to our ability to articulate broadband connectivity in Pennsylvania public libraries, and build resources and connections for increasing capacity. I am looking for 100% participation in this survey, and hope that I can count on your support.

The online survey needs to be completed for each library branch/building in PA. That means if you have a library that has a headquarters and multiple branches, you must report for each location.

Take the survey now at: http://www.sogosurvey.com/k/SsQRURSsRsPsPsP

Many thanks to those of you who have given us great feedback for making easier.
We have attached a paper copy of the survey so that you know what questions will be asked so you can gather the data prior to entering the survey.
• You can now begin the survey and return to complete it later (34 libraries has already taken advantage of this feature)

Below the list of libraries that have completed the online survey is a set of FAQs that may be helpful. If your library’s name is NOT on the list, please remember that we are asking for all surveys to be completed on or before Friday, August 30.

If you still have questions, please send an e-mail to palibrarysurvey@comcast.net . A member of the PALBIS survey team will reply within 24 hours.

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide us with this valuable data, so that we can continue to work on improving access statewide for public libraries.

Kindest Regards,

Libraries that HAVE Completed the Online Survey
Abington Community Library
Adams County Library System
Adams Memorial Library
Adamstown Area Library
Albion Area Public Library
Altoona Area Public Library
Amelia S. Givin Free Library
Andrew Bayne Memorial Library
Annie Halenbake Ross Library
Annville Free Library
Apollo Memorial Library
Arthur Hufnagel Public Library of Glen Rock
Ashland Public Library
Atglen Public Library
Avalon Public Library
Avon Grove Free Library
B. F. Jones Memorial Library
Baldwin Borough Public Library
Barbours Link
Bayard Taylor Memorial Library
Beaver County Law Library
Beaverdale Public Library
Benson Memorial Library
Bethel Park Public Library
Bethlehem Area Public Library - Main Library
Bethlehem Area Public Library - South Side Branch
Blasco Memorial Library
Bloomfield Public Library
Bloomsburg Public Library
Blossburg Memorial Library
Blue Ridge Summit Free Library
Bradford County Library
Brandywine Community Library
Bridgeville Public Library
Brownsville Free Public Library
Burgettstown Community Library
Back Mountain Memorial Library
C C Mellor Memorial Library
Cambria County Library
Cambridge Springs Public Library
Carbondale Public Library
Carnegie Free Library
Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Carnegie library of homestead
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carrolltown Public Library
Cheltenham Twp Library System - East Cheltenham
Chester County Library
Chester County Library and District Center
Chester Springs Library
City of Reading Bookmobile
Clairton Public Library
Clarion Free Library
Claysburg Area Public Library
Clearfield County Public Library
Cleve J. Fredricksen Library
Coatesville Area Public Library
Cochranton Area Public Library
Cogan House Link
Collinsville Community Library
Columbia Public Library
Community Library of Allegheny Valley
Community Library of the Shenango Valley
Community Library of Western Perry County
Conshohocken Free Library - Branch
Coplay Public Library
Corry Public Library
Coudersport Library Association
Crafton Public Library
Cranberry Public Library, Inc.
Dalton Community Library
Dauphin County Library System
Dillsburg Area Public Library
Donora Public Library
Dormont Public Library
Downingtown Library
East Berlin Community Library
East Pennsboro Branch
Eastern Lancaster County Library
Easttown Township Public Library
Ebensburg-Cambria Public Library
Edinboro Branch Library
Ellwood City Area Public Library
Emmaus Public Library
Everett Free Library
F. D. Campbell Memorial Library
Fairfield Area Library
FOR Sto-Rox Library
Ford City Public Library
Foxburg Free Library
Frackville Free Public Library
Fredericktown Area Public Library
Fulton County Library
German-Masontown Public Library
Green Free Library
Green Tree Public Library
Grove City Community Library
Hamburg Public Library
Hamlin Memorial Library
Hampton Community Library
Harbaugh-Thomas Library
Hastings Public Library
Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
Hershey Public Library
Highland Community Library
Hollidaysburg Area Public Library
Honeybrook Community Library
Horsham Township Library
Hughesville Area Public Library
Huntingdon County Library
Hyndman Londoderry Public Library
Indian Valley Public Library
Iroquois Avenue Branch Library
James A. Stone Memorial Library
James V. Brown Library
Jane I & Annetta M Herr Memorial Library
Jeannette Public Library
Jefferson Hills Public Library
Jersey Shore Public Library
John Graham Public Library
Joseph & Elizabeth Shaw Public Library
Juniata County Library
Kaltreider-Benfer Library
Kittanning Free Library
Knox Public Library
Konkle Memorial Library
Kreutz Creek Valley Library Center
Kutztown Community Library
Lackawanna County Children's Library
Lancaster Public Library
Lancaster Public Library East- Leola Branch
Lebanon Community Library
Lebanon County Library System
Lehighton Area Memorial Library
Ligonier Valley Library
Lilly-Washington Public Libary
Lincoln Community Center
Linesville Community Public Library
Littlestown Library
Lower Macungie Library
Mahanoy City Public Library
Malvern Public Library
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library
Margaret Shontz Memorial Library
Martin Memorial Library
Martinsburg Community Library
Mary S. Biesecker Public Library
Matthews Public Library
McBride Memorial Library
McCord Memorial Library
Meadville Public Library
Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity
Mengle Memorial Library
Mercer Area Library
Meyersdale Public Library
Mifflin Community Library
Mifflin County Library
Millcreek Branch Library
Minersville Public Library
Monaca Public Library
Monroeton Public Library
Monroeville Public Library
Montgomery Area Public Library
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
Montgomery House Warrior Run Area Public Library
Mount Pleasant Public Library
Muncy Public Library
Myerstown Community Library
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch
Nanty Glo Public Library
New Castle Public Library
New Florence community Library
New Oxford Area Library
North Pocono Public Library
North Wales Area Library
Northampton Area Public Library
Northeast Branch Library
Northern Tier Regional Library
Northwest Branch Library
Norwin Public Library
Oakmont Carnegie Library
Oswayo Valley Memorial Library
Oxford Public Library
Palmerton Area Library Association
Palmyra Public Library
Paoli Branch Library
Parkesburg Free Library
Patton Public Library
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County
Perkiomen Valley Lib. at Schwenksville - Branch
Phoenixville Public Library
PineCreek Link
Pittston Memorial Library
Pleasant Hills Public Library
Plum Community Library
Port Carbon Public Library
Portage Public Library
Pottstown Regional Public Library
Pottsville Free Public Library
Prospect Community Library
Public Library for Union County
Punxsutawney Memorial Library
Rachel Kohl Community Library
Reading Public Library
Rebecca M. Arthurs Memorial Library
Red Land Community Library
Redbank Valley Public Library
Reynoldsville Public Library
Rice Avenue Community Public Library
Ringtown Area Library Association
Roaring Spring Community Library
Robesonia Community Library
Rostraver Public Library
Royersford Free Public Library - Branch
Saegertown Area Library
Samuel W Smith Memorial Library
Saxton Community Library
Schlow Centre Region Library
Scott Township Public Library
Scottdale Free Public Library
Scranton Public Library
Sewickley Township Public Library
Shippensburg Public Library
Slatington public library
Somerset County Library
Somerset County Library - Conemaugh Twp Branch
South Butler Community Library
South Fayette Township Library
South Fork Public Library
Southeast Branch Library
Spring City Free Public Library
Spring Township Library
Springboro Public Library
Springdale Free Public Library
St. Marys Public Library
Stey-Nevant Public Library
Sto-Rox Elementary Library
Summerville Public Library
Sykesville Public Library
Towanda Public Library
Trafford Community Public Library
Tredyffrin Public Library
Tremont Area Free Public Library
Tri-Valley Free Public Library
Tunkhannock Public Library
Tyrone-Snyder Public Library
Ulysses Library
Union City Public Library
Uniontown Public Library
Unityville Link
Upper Dublin Public Library
Upper Merion Township Library
Upper Perkiomen Valley Library - Branch
Upper St. Clair Township Library
Village Library
Waterford Public Library
Wayne Library Authority
West Chester Public Library
Western Pocono Community Library
Whitehall Public Library
William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning
Williamsburg Public Library
Windber Public Library Association
Wissahickon Valley Public Library
Wm F AND Mary A Flenniken Public Library
Womelsdorf Community Library
Worthington-West Franklin Community Library
Wyalusing Public Library
Wyomissing Public Library
Zelienople Area Public Library

Frequently Asked Questions:
Who should complete the online survey?
-- If your library is a member of a library system that provides technology services, the library system is being asked to complete a separate survey for each of the member libraries.

-- All other libraries should complete a survey for each of your library locations (main and branches).

What if we’re still unsure who should complete the survey?
-- PA has such a diverse library community and we understand there may be confusion about which entity should complete the survey. The easy answer is “When in Doubt, Fill it Out.” After all of the data has been submitted, we will reconcile any duplicates.

What if we’re unsure of how to answer a question?
-- If you’re unsure how to answer a question, mark “I’m not sure” and the survey team will contact you at a later date to try to ascertain the accurate information.

If you still have questions, please send an e-mail to palibrarysurvey@comcast.net and a member of the PALBIS survey team will reply within 24 hours.

Thank you in advance for taking time out of your busy schedule to provide us with this valuable data. We are seeking 100% participation and I hope I can count on your support!

Kindest Regards,

Stacey A. Aldrich | Deputy Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Education | Office of Commonwealth Libraries
Forum 200 | 607 South Drive | Harrisburg PA 17120-0600
Office: 717-783-2466 | Fax: 717-783-3265
saldrich@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us

Julie Tritt Schell
PA E-rate Coordinator

717-730-7133 - o
717-730-9060 - f

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