Action List

PA Forward Star Library Program – Action List

Documentation submissions are made through the PA Forward Star Library website, www.paforwardstarlibraries.org.  Go to the site, create an account, submit an action, and BAM! you’re on your way!  Full instructions are located on the site itself, as well as the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward Toolkit.

If you are unable to access the site, or have any questions, please contact the PA Library Association at PAForward@palibraries.org or call 717-766-7663.

Action Code Documentation to Submit
Core Actions (for the Bronze Star)
Create an account on the PA Forward Star Library website, as well as a shared “cloud” folder to use when submitting documentation M0 Create the account and provide the address to the shared “cloud” folder
Watch PA Forward 5 Literacies webinar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAA3DYTlERQ&feature=youtu.be M1 Take a screenshot of the webinar
Discuss PA Forward at Staff Meeting M2 Agenda
Have your library “Like” the PA Forward Facebook page M3 Screenshot (If your library system doesn’t have Facebook, show us the old fashioned way – with a picture!)
Submit a description of a PA Forward library event to The Commons (the PA Forward best practices database) http://www.palibraries.org/blogpost/1202581/PA-Forward-Commons M4 Submit the title of the program
Include the PA Forward logo on at least 5 different library marketing/promotional materials (flyer, poster, banner, other marketing materials) M5 Submit image or PDF
Basic Literacy
Identify a new or existing event that supports Basic Literacy and include a Basic Literacy logo on a flyer for the event L1 PDF of poster
Include the Basic Literacy logo in a display concerning basic literacy L2 Photo
Discuss PA Forward Basic Literacy program in a library publication (ex: newsletter, mailer, pamphlet, brochure) L3 PDF of publication
Discuss PA Forward Basic Literacy program on your library’s social media (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs) L4 Screenshot
Information Literacy
Identify a new or existing event that supports Information Literacy and include an Information Literacy logo on a flyer for the event I1 PDF of poster
Include the Information Literacy logo in a display concerning information literacy I2 Photo
Discuss PA Forward Information Literacy program in a library publication (ex: newsletter, mailer, pamphlet, brochure) I3 PDF of publication
Discuss PA Forward Information Literacy program on your library’s social media (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs) I4 Screenshot
Civic and Social Literacy
Identify a new or existing event that supports Civic and Social Literacy and include a Civic and Social Literacy logo on a flyer for the event CS1 PDF of poster
Include the Civic and Social Literacy logo in a display concerning civic and social literacy CS2 Photo
Discuss PA Forward Civic & Social Literacy program in a library publication (ex: newsletter, mailer, pamphlet, brochure) CS3 PDF of publication
Discuss PA Forward Civic & Social  Literacy program on your library’s social media (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs) CS4 Screenshot
Health Literacy
Identify a new or existing event that supports Health Literacy and include a Health Literacy logo on a flyer for the event H1 PDF of poster
Include the Health Literacy logo in a display concerning health literacy H2 Photo
Discuss PA Forward Health Literacy program in a library publication (ex: newsletter, mailer, pamphlet, brochure) H3 PDF of publication
Discuss PA Forward Health Literacy program on your library’s social media (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs) H4 Screenshot
Financial Literacy
Identify a new or existing event that supports Financial Literacy and include a Financial Literacy logo on a flyer for the event F1 PDF of poster
Include the Financial Literacy logo in a display concerning financial literacy F2 Photo
Discuss PA Forward Financial Literacy program in a library publication (ex: newsletter, mailer, pamphlet, brochure) F3 PDF of publication
Discuss PA Forward Financial Literacy program on your library’s social media (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs) F4 Screenshot
Bonus Actions
Graphic Communication
Hang a PA Forward poster in your library B1 Photo
Include the PA Forward logo on your library’s homepage or libguide B2 Screenshot
Include a page on your library’s website where you discuss what PA Forward is and how your library is involved B3 Screenshot
Include a general PA Forward logo on your library’s social media (ex: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, blogs) B4 PDF of publication and Screenshot
Include the PA Forward logo on a free library giveaway (ex: pencil, bookmark, sticker) B5 Photo
Include the PA Forward logo as part of your signature in emails and/or correspondence B6 Screenshot
Hang a PA Forward window cling in your car or library window B7 Photo
Include a general PA Forward logo on merchandise sold by your library (ex: t-shirt, bag) B8 Photo
Hang PA Forward shelf talkers in your library’s stacks B9 Photo
Include a general PA Forward logo on your library’s LCD screen B10 Photo
Written Communication
Discuss PA Forward in a press release B11 PDF of press release
Verbal Communication
Discuss PA Forward in a presentation to a stakeholder, board, partner or patron B12 Agenda
Professional Teaching & Education
Have a staff member present a session on PA Forward related topic at a professional conference or workshop B13 PDF of conference schedule
Have a staff member discuss PA Forward in a scholarly article or other peer-reviewed publication B14 PDF of publication
Have a staff member attend a literacy summit B15 PDF of registration/Picture
Invite a PA Forward ambassador to speak to library staff and have a staff member attend a PA Forward related conference or workshop sessions B16 Agenda/Picture and PDF of conference schedule/picture
Have a staff member serve on a PA Forward related committee B17 PDF of committee members