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The Great Migration

Behind the scenes, over the past several months the staff of the Altoona Area Public Library has been preparing for a big move. The move has nothing to do with our physical location; it has to do with our data. On June 16th the library will officially be using a different ILS (Integrated Library System). ILS software helps us manage the vast amount of items and patrons we keep track of so you can check out our materials.
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Engage for Health: Questions are the Answer!

Today, as part of our PA Forward health literacy initiative, we were happy to have Christopher Holland, Physician Assistant at the UPMC Altoona Emergency Department, to assist in presenting a new pilot program titled, Questions are the Answer. The program was developed by The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network. It was then modified by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region.
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Retirement of Mrs. Catherine Burr

Mrs. Catherine Burr has served the Altoona Area Public Library for over 30 years. She recently retired and the Library staff had a party for her at Hoss's on Valley View Boulevard in Altoona. Mrs. Burr is very near and dear to the hearts of the staff at the Library. She will be missed!

 

 

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