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PLA 2016 draws more than 8,000 to Denver for nation’s largest public library conference

CHICAGO – More than 8,000 public library professionals, exhibitors, speakers and supporters gathered in Denver and online from April 5 – 9 for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference. As the nation’s largest public library conference, PLA 2016 explored the library’s evolving role in support of their communities and provided attendees with tools and best practices they need to help people thrive in the digital age.

GLBTRT to release new toolkit at PLA Conference

CHICAGO - The American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) will release a new toolkit at the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference to help Librarians better serve the GLBT population. Titled “Open to All,” this new resource is designed for Libraries of all types and sizes and offers practical tips and resources on purchasing materials, developing programs and promoting partnerships with other organizations.  

ALA Store at PLA Conference, Denver

Take time at PLA 2016 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located near Registration on the main meeting level of the Colorado Convention Center. With plenty of new and best-selling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to stop by! The ALA Store hours are:

 

Wednesday, April 6:                      9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 7:                           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PLA 2016 Virtual Conference brings learning and networking to you

CHICAGO — Registration for the PLA 2016 Virtual Conference is now open. On April 7-8, 2016, the Public Library Association (PLA) will share a condensed, live and online PLA Conference with public librarians and public library workers who can’t make the trip to Denver.

PLA now accepting proposals for Spark Talks at PLA 2016 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting proposals for five-minute Spark Talks at PLA 2016. Spark Talks use a combination of innovative slides and lightning-fast talk to share work-inspired, personal passions that will fire-up an audience of public library colleagues.

Tig Notaro to bring PLA 2016 Conference to a laugh-filled close

CHICAGO — Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference, April 5-9, in Denver will want to stay through the end to enjoy comedian Tig Notaro at the PLA 2016 Closing Session.

Author Nikki Giovanni added to PLA 2016 Conference lineup

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator, as an Adult Author Lunch Speaker at the PLA 2016 Conference on Thursday, April 7 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Anand Giridharadas added to PLA 2016 Conference lineup

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is excited to announce the addition of Anand Giridharadas to the PLA 2016 Conference BIG IDEAS Series on Saturday, April 9 from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

PLA now accepting proposals for first-ever How-To Festival at PLA 2016 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) encourages you to share your gifts and talents with your fellow colleagues at the PLA 2016 How-To Festival. Join the fun by participating in PLA’s first-ever mini How-To Festival, which will be held during the PLA 2016 Conference.

Twelve preconferences offer a head start on learning at PLA 2016

CHICAGO – Before the Public Library Association (PLA) 2016 Conference kicks off in Denver this April, eager learners can take advantage of in-depth, full and half-day preconferences on April 5 and 6. Take a look and you’ll see there’s something for everyone!

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