This is a discussion about how libraries are important to an educated workforce and an educated citizenry, the condition of public and school libraries in Pennsylvania, how libraries are funded, April 'School Library Month' events, and much more. The panel included:
• Ron Cowell, President of The Education Policy and Leadership Center and Host of the "Focus on Education" programs;
• Mary Kay Biagini, Ph.D., Director, School Library Certification Program and Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, University of Pittsburgh;
• Eileen Kern, President, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association; and
• Janis Stubbs, President, Pennsylvania Library Association and Assistant Director/District Consultant, Delaware County Library System
This EPLC "Focus on Education" episode initially aired on PCN Television on April 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Visit the eplc.org for resources on public and school libraries in Pennsylvania.