PLA People

People who work in public libraries are moved to do so by the extraordinary possibilities that libraries create. The PLA team understands this because we are library people ourselves. Our board and volunteers help the staff to cultivate a community of talented public library professionals where anyone can contribute, and everyone can grow.

2019 Election
Get to know your candidates and invest in the future of PLA and public libraries by being a part of the 2019 PLA election. Six nominees will stand for three positions—PLA President and two Directors-at-Large. Members will also vote on a ballot measure which proposes adding an eleventh member, to serve as Fiscal Officer, to the PLA Board.

Board of Directors
Meet the members who serve on the 2018–2019 PLA Board of Directors. You can also view a list of past PLA Presidents from 1944 until present day.

PLA committees, task forces, advisory groups, and awards juries. The PLA Conference, PLA Award winners, and Public Libraries magazine (just to name a few) are all direct outcomes of the participation of our members on PLA committees.

PLA thanks these individuals for their generous support of PLA and its activities.

Get Involved
PLA needs people like you—people who are moved by the extraordinary possibilities that libraries create. By getting involved with PLA you’ll develop new skills, grow your network, and make a difference in your profession and community.

Join us in thanking these companies and organizations for sponsoring our programs and activities. You can also learn about currently available sponsorship opportunities.

Feel free to contact PLA staff any time you have questions.