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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.

Public Libraries to strengthen family engagement through new PLA project

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is excited to partner with the Harvard Family Research Project on a new initiative to help public libraries identify successful family engagement strategies and implement them to help children of all ages succeed in school and life.

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.

Ten Spectrum Scholars receive PLA Conference Travel Grant

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has awarded 10 2016 Spectrum Scholar/PLA Conference Travel Grants to the following Spectrum Scholars

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.

The American Library Association to support National Readathon Day 2016 on May 21 in partnership with Penguin Random House

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that they have joined with Penguin Random House to support the second annual National Readathon Day, which will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. It is a day dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, when readers everywhere can join together in their local library, school, bookstore, and on social media (#Readathon2016) to read and raise funds in support of literacy.

PLA presents new webinar series – ‘Leadership Workshop for Women’

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn concrete, actionable practices for women seeking to transition to the next level of leadership while maximizing their contribution to their organization. The two-part webinar series, “Leadership Workshop for Women: Tapping the Power of the Female Vision,” will take place on January 20 and 27 at 1:00 p.m. Central.

ALA, PLA applaud Kentucky Supreme Court decision on libraries’ tax rates

CHICAGO — The Kentucky Supreme Court issued a decision Friday that it will no longer hear arguments in the 2012 lawsuit objecting to Campbell and Kenton County libraries’ tax rates. At that time, Kentucky Circuit Courts ruled against the Campbell County Public Library and the Kenton County Public Library, a decision that would have resulted in the libraries losing property tax revenues dating as far back as 1979. This ruling follows a March 2015 decision where the Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Campbell and Kenton County public libraries.

PLA to offer free member-exclusive readers’ advisory webinar with Becky Spratford

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on December 16, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host “Attack of the ‘Best’ Lists: Becky’s Practical Recap of 2015’s Best Reads,” exclusively for PLA personal members. This free webinar will prepare members to end 2015 on a high note and handle the annual attack of the “best" lists with grace and skill.

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