Public Library Association

The PLA 2012 Career Center connects job seekers/providers and hosts a resume review clinic

CHICAGO – At the upcoming PLA 2012 Conference, a space in Exhibits Hall C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be dedicated to a do-it-yourself Career Center. The PLA 2012 Career Center will provide opportunities for libraries to post available jobs; tables for libraries with open positions/recruiters to set-up shop; and private space for interviewing or meeting potential candidates. Tables will be first-come, first served, and sign-up sheets will be available for the private meeting spaces.

Tours at PLA 2012 help attendees explore Philadelphia

CHICAGO – Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2012 Conference, March 13-17, Philadelphia, should plan on building some time for exploration into their schedules. More than 10 tours  at PLA 2012 will take participants around Philadelphia—to historic landmarks, haunted corners, urban gems, libraries and more—and into the surrounding, beautiful country.

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PLA special events feature best-selling adult, young adult, children’s authors

Speakers include David Baldacci, Ally Carter, Joyce Carol Oates, Jerry Pinkney

CHICAGO – A host of best-selling adult, young adult and children’s authors will speak at several special events during the Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2012 conference, held March 13 – 17 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Offered biennially, the PLA Conference offers more than 180 sessions focusing on such issues as e-books and other new technologies, digital access, budget cuts, advocacy, literacy and much more.

PLA offering video contest to win registration and travel to PLA 2012

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) has just announced a new contest for one library professional to win his or her way to the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17 in Philadelphia. The contest requires participants to submit a 60-second (or less) video telling PLA what they would hope to get out of attending PLA 2012. One winner will receive a free registration, four nights hotel and up to $500 reimbursement for travel to and from the conference.