PLA now accepting proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Mon, 06/12/2017


Laurence Deutsch

Manager, Communications

Public Library Association (PLA)

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting program proposals for the ALA 2018 Conference, June 21-26, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Proposals must be submitted online through the conference website. Faxed, emailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Program topics should showcase emerging trends and examples of risk-taking in the areas of community engagement, managing space, marketing and advocacy, digital content, technology, programming, leadership, funding, staffing, collections, outcome measures, and more. The PLA Annual Conference Program Committee will review all submitted proposals and select programs based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees who work in public libraries. 

The deadline for submitting proposals is August 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM Central Time.

Questions about submitting a proposal may be directed to Angela Maycock at

About the Public Library Association
PLA is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, visit