CHICAGO – With three preconferences and nearly 20 programs, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an array of programming dedicated to public library staff attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.
Things get started from 8:30 a.m. - noon on Friday, June 27, with three half-day preconferences:
- Beyond Glitz and Glitter: Great Brands Start from Within; Hear how three libraries—all in different phases of their brand's lifecycle—moved beyond the glitz and glitter to create brands that resonate with staff and customers alike.
- Creating a Collaborative Culture; Come learn the transformative power of reframing failure, the true meaning of "yes, and" and the kinds of listening that change lives.
- Stepping into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part; Hear from four new public library directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.
During the remaining days of conference, PLA will offer 19 concurrent programs covering topics like community relationships, early literacy, leadership, library data use and more. Visit PLA online to see a full list.
A highlight of ALA Annual Conference will be the PLA President’s Program and Award’s Presentation showcasing the PLA 2014 award winners and keynote speaker Barry Lopez, a National Book Award winner and author of essays and fiction characterized by humanitarian and environmental concerns.
ALA Annual Conference—Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves
Ways to stay in touch and get updates and ongoing information include the Annual Conference Website; Annual Conference Scheduler; Twitter @alaannual and #alaac14; Facebook; Pinterest; Google +; and Tumblr
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.