PLA Conferences and Continuing Education

Upcoming Conferences and Education Events

PLA Leadership Academy
March 2327, 2015
Charleston, S.C.
The PLA Leadership Academy: Navigating Change and Building Community is designed to empower participants with the knowledge necessary to be innovative and successful leaders of change. It includes a three-and-a-half day, in-person educational/networking event; a professional coach program with experienced public library leaders and city managers; and development of real-world projects to be implemented at attendees’ libraries.

PLA at ALA Annual Conference
June 25–30, 2015
San Francisco, Calif.

Find education and information dedicated to public library professionals at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. Advance Registration is open!

Results Boot Camp
August 24–28, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

PLA's week-long intensive Results Boot Camp is designed to provide you with the management training and skills to build a strong and successful library strategy. Now accepting applications.

PLA 2016 Conference
April 5–9, 2016
Denver, Colo.
Plan ahead for PLA 2016! 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. Registration opens September 15, 2015.

Do you have an idea that's educational, thought-provoking, and engaging for public library professionals? Propose a preconference or program session and be a part of PLA 2016!

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Other Conferences and Education Events

PLA at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 30–February 3, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

PLA business meetings and special events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. And learn more about the full-day PLA Institute, “Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose” with presenter Valerie Gross, President & CEO of Howard County (Md.) Library System.

Online Learning
A variety of online learning opportunities, including webinars (both live and on-demand) and online courses, offered by PLA.