PLA Conferences and Continuing Education
Upcoming Conferences and Education Events
PLA Leadership Academy
March 23–27, 2015
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. Early Bird Registration is open!
Results Boot Camp
August 24–28, 2015
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. Applications open mid-March.
PLA 2016 Conference
April 5–9, 2016
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!
Other PLA Conferences:
- The PLA 2014 Conference was March 11–15, 2014, in Indianapolis, Ind. Handouts for many sessions are still available.
- The PLA 2018 Conference will be March 20–24, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Other Conferences and Education Events
PLA at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 30–February 3, 2015
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.
A variety of online learning opportunities, including webinars (both live and on-demand) and online courses, offered by PLA.