April 17 last day to submit preconference and program proposals for PLA 2016

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/07/2015


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing



CHICAGO — Share your expertise and experience by submitting a proposal to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference, April 5-9, in Denver. Preconference and program proposals may be submitted online through Friday, April 17.

PLA welcomes all proposals designed to be educational, thought-provoking and engaging for public library professionals. PLA 2016 Conference will challenge its attendees to Be Extraordinary—both at conference and back in their libraries. Broad session topics include: Administration/Management; Collections/Tech Services; Facilities; Leadership; Marketing/Advocacy; Serving Adults; Serving Youth; Staffing; and Technology.

The PLA 2016 Conference Program Subcommittee, chaired by Pamela Sandlian Smith, director, Anythink Libraries, Thornton, Colorado, will review all submitted proposals and select conference sessions based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees. Further information regarding proposal format, selection criteria, requirements, recommendations and instructions can be found online.

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference has a reputation for excellence. The conference includes more than 100 top-quality continuing education programs, numerous social events and networking opportunities and a bustling exhibits hall. For more information, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

The Public Library Association (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.