PLA now accepting proposals for 2016 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 07/14/2015


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing


CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting program proposals showcasing public library practices and innovations for the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 23–28, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on Sept. 14, 2015. 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. Please find instructions and a link to the submission form online.

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.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or