Conferences

Three outstanding authors to speak at PLA 2018 Conference luncheons

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the special guest speakers for the author luncheons at the PLA 2018 Conference, taking place March 20-24 in Philadelphia, Penn. Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing thousands of librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. 

Tim Wu to share Big Ideas at PLA 2018 Conference

CHICAGO -- Author, policy advocate, and director of Columbia University's Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues Tim Wu has been added to the slate of speakers at the PLA 2018 Conference, the Public Library Association announced today. He will be the speaker for the Big Ideas session on Saturday, Mar.

New books, products, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to shop and browse the ALA Store at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits for products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs—as well as fun gift items. Located in Lobby B of the Colorado Convention Center, the ALA Store hours are:

Friday, February 9                                          12:00 PM – 5:30 PM

PLA opens registration for 2018 Virtual Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an alternative opportunity for public library workers who are unable to attend the Association's 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. PLA will present a condensed, live, online conference experience --  the PLA 2018 Virtual Conference -- March 22-23. The PLA Virtual Conference will consist of live programming, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews and opportunities for networking.

Sally Yates announced as opening session speaker at PLA 2018 Conference

CHICAGO -- Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates will join the lineup of speakers at the PLA 2018 Conference, the Public Library Association announced today. She will headline the conference's Opening Session, taking place on Wednesday, Mar. 21. 

Twelve preconference educational sessions offered at PLA 2018

CHICAGO--Attendees will have twelve preconference educational opportunities to choose from at the Public LIbrary Association's (PLA) 2018 Conference. The 2018 Conference will be held March 20-24 in the heart of downtown Philadelphia with most events taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

ACRL invites ACRL 2019 conference proposals

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2019 conference to be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and virtual conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018. Submit proposals via the online form available on the conference website.