PLA now accepting proposals for Spark Talks at PLA 2016 Conference

Thu, 02/11/2016


Kara O'Keefe
Manager, Membership Marketing

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting proposals for five-minute Spark Talks at PLA 2016. Spark Talks use a combination of innovative slides and lightning-fast talk to share work-inspired, personal passions that will fire-up an audience of public library colleagues.

Proposals are due by 11:59 PM Eastern on March 18, and selections will be announced on March 25. Proposals will be selected by members of the PLA Conference Program Subcommittee based on innovation, clarity, and overall potential for public libraries. Further details are available online.

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends, and library vendors from across the country and around the world. Find complete details at and join us in Denver!

For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.