PLA Conferences and Continuing Education
Upcoming Conferences and Education Events
PLA at ALA Annual Conference
June 27–July 2, 2013
Find education and information dedicated to public library professionals at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference.
Results Boot Camp
August 6–10, 2013
PLA's week-long intensive Results Boot Camp is designed to provide you with the management training and skills you didn’t get in library school.
PLA 2014 Conference
March 11–15, 2014
The biennial PLA Conference holds a reputation for excellence as the largest conference devoted to public library professionals. The multi-day event offers nearly 200 top-quality education programs, social events that include author luncheons and networking receptions, and a bustling exhibits hall featuring the latest in products and services.
Future PLA Conferences include:
- PLA 2016 Conference | April 5–9, 2016 | Denver, Colo.
- PLA 2018 Conference | March 20–24, 2018 | Philadelphia, Pa.
The PLA 2012 Conference was held March 13–17, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Other Conferences and Education Events
A variety of online learning opportunities, including webinars and online courses, offered by PLA.
CPLA Public Library Management Courses
PLA, an approved provider of Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) courses, presents two-day workshops designed to meet both the requirements for CPLA certification and the needs of library managers wanting to enhance their management skills.
2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium
PLA presented its 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium on March 20, 2013. Held biennially, the PLA Virtual Spring Symposium offers public library professionals an affordable and convenient way to take advantage of premier education. The 2011 Virtual Spring Symposium was presented on March 30, 2011.