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About CRD

CRD is the College and Research Division of the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA).

This division provides a focus for the academic libraries in the state.

The CRD provides numerous opportunities for PA academic librarians to become more locally involved (in both in-person and online environments) and further develop their careers. Specific initiatives include the annual CRD workshop, the Connect & Communicate webinar series, and the CRD’s peer-reviewed, open-access journal, PaLRaP. To learn more, visit the Get Involved page.

The Home page of the CRD features news, announcements, and stories from a diverse group of PA librarians, also known as the CRD Blog Team. Current Blog Team members include:

  • Paige Andrew, Faculty Maps Cataloger and Distinguished Librarian, Penn State University Park
  • Michele Anfuso, Circulation Desk Lead, Memorial Library of Nazareth
  • Kelly Banyas, Research & Instruction Librarian, University of Scranton
  • Daniel De Kok, Reference and Special Collections Assistant, Lincoln University
  • Jacqueline Dillon-Fast, Global News Collections & Services Coordinator, Penn State University Park
  • Clayton Garthwait, Assessment/Reference Librarian, West Chester University
  • Jen Hasse, Student Success & Outreach Librarian, University of the Sciences
  • Annie Jansen, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Brandywine
  • Brendan Johnson, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Abington
  • Dana Kerrigan, Director of Library Services, Valley Forge Military Academy
  • Alexander Kirby, Information and eLearning Librarian, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • Samantha Martin, Research & Collections Librarian, Washington & Jefferson College
  • Meg Massey, Manager, Interlibrary Loan, Penn State University Park
  • Nicole Miyashiro, Editor, Penn State University Park
  • Emily Mross, Business Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg
  •  Darren Poley, Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, Villanova University
  • Jacqueline Presley, Systems Management Librarian, Chestnut Hill College
  • Andrea Pritt, STEM Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg
  • Kelly Safin, Reference/Public Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
  •  Bret Stifler, Systems Librarian, Carlow University
  • Kayla Van Osten, Research and Instruction Librarian, Widener University

Last updated: December 2019

Click here to view the most recent version of the CRD bylaws.

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