PLA 2018 Conference Local Arrangements Subcommittee


To work with National Conference Committee and PLA staff to promote the site of the National Conference as a desirable location and to suggest activities for conference attendees; to suggest possible sites and venues of interest to public librarians for local tours and events to PLA conference manager; to provide local information to PLA communications manager prior to conference for promotional materials and Web site; to provide local information onsite to conference attendees; to identify resources for attendees with special needs; to provide local information to exhibitors; to provide appropriate number of volunteers to staff local information counter and for logistical support (e.g. attendee packet assembly), assist at events and serve as resources.


Ms. Siobhan A. Reardon (Chair, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Lian Sze Drago (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)
Melissa Faubel Johnson (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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All PLA Committees are formed by action of the PLA Board of Directors, which is elected by PLA Members. In 2008, PLA's committees were restructured by a vote of the membership.

The PLA 2018 Conference Local Arrangements Subcommittee consists of members appointed from the membership at large serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.


Established at the request of the PLA Board.

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Staff Liaison

Melissa Faubel-Johnson
Meeting & Special Events Planner