Fifteen preconferences offer a head start on learning at PLA 2014
For Immediate Release
CHICAGO – Before the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference gets underway in Indianapolis in March, eager learners can take advantage of in-depth, full and half-day preconferences on March 11 and 12.
Take a look and you’ll see there’s something for everyone!
For the Early Learning Staffer
- Discover New Ideas about Early Learning Environments
- Put It into Practice: Implement Every Child Ready to Read @ your library
For the Leader
- Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Innovation
- Communicate Change So the Whole Staff Hears You
- Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Building Trusting Relationships
- Strategic Momentum: Facilitation Skills to Build Consensus and Accomplish Outcomes
- The Doctor Is In: Miracle Cures for Sick Boards
For the Techie
For the Promoter
- How to Ruin Your Library’s Reputation in 10 Easy Steps! PR Essentials
- We Geek Advocacy: Using Lessons from Turning the Page and Geek the Library
For the Programming Staffer
- Performance Literacy: Teaching Students How To Rock Your Library with Stories They Create
- StoryCorps @ your library: Enhance Library Programming through Oral History Narratives
For the Data-Driver
For the Recruiter
Preconferences do require separate registration; however attendees are not required to be registered for the full conference. There are discounts for PLA, Indiana Library Federation, and American Library Association members. For complete registration details, look online.
Offered biennially, the PLA Conference, March 11-15, 2014, Indianapolis is the premier event for public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. Registration and housing is now open. Take advantage of Early Bird Registration rates before Jan. 10, 2014.
For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at www.pla.org. 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.