PLA at ALA Annual Conference

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Find education and information dedicated to public library professionals at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, June 26–July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.

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President’s Program

PLA President's Program speaker Barry Lopez (photo by David Liittschwager)PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation
Sunday, June 29, 1:00–2:30 PM

Join PLA President Carolyn Anthony, director, Skokie Public Library, for an inspiring and engaging afternoon recognizing PLA award winners and enjoying keynote speaker, Barry Lopez, National Book Award winner and author of Arctic Dreams. More….



Preconferences

Preconferences require a separate registration; however you do not need to be registered for the ALA Annual Conference itself to register for a preconference.

Beyond Glitz and Glitter: Great Brands Start from Within
Friday, June 27, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM

The draw of a sparkling new brand often starts with a glitzy new logo or fun new color, but great brands start from within. Learn how to tap into the DNA of your organization to develop a brand that reflects your library's culture and community. More….

Creating a Collaborative Culture
Friday, June 27, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM

Rewards or threats. Our brains look for them five times a second. That's the root of many difficult workplace situations. Come learn the transformative power of reframing failure, the true meaning of "yes, and" and the kinds of listening that change lives. More….

Stepping into the Director Role: Preparing for the Part
Friday, June 27, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM

As Director positions open up, is the next generation of leaders ready to assume those positions and transform the libraries in their community? What new skills are needed to drive libraries forward? If you're interested in administration, this session will provide you with an introduction to what the job entails and introduce you to the skills you'll need to prepare yourself. More….


Educational Programs

Click a program title to view its description in the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler. You'll then be able to add the program to your schedule (login required) and/or download it to your calendar.

Core Values

Transforming: Community Relationships

Transforming: E–Book & Collections

Transforming: Library Leadership Expectations – Staff and Boards

Transforming: Services

Transforming: Systems & Technology

Transforming: Teaching & Learning

Updates/Briefings


Business Meetings and Special Events

Click a meeting to open it in the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler. You'll then be able to add the meeting to your schedule (login required) and/or download it to your calendar.

Date Time Meeting Location Room
Friday, June 27 10:30–11:30 AM PLAmetrics User Group and Demonstration Las Vegas Convention Center N237
1:00–2:30 PM PLA Leadership Development Committee Meeting Las Vegas Convention Center N211
Public Libraries (Journal) Advisory Committee Meeting Las Vegas Convention Center N215
Saturday, June 28 8:30–10:00 AM PLA All Committees Meeting [8:30–11:30 AM] Las Vegas Hotel Pavilion 06
10:30–11:30 AM
1:00–5:30 PM PLA Board of Directors Meeting Las Vegas Convention Center N219
Sunday, June 29 8:30–10:00 AM PLA Legislation and Advocacy Committee Meeting Las Vegas Hotel Conference Room 04
PLA 2014 & 2016 Conference Committee and Program Subcommittee Meeting Las Vegas Convention Center N222
1:00–2:30 PM PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation Las Vegas Convention Center N249
3:00–4:00 PM PLDS Advisory Committee Meeting Las Vegas Convention Center N222
Monday, June 30 8:30–10:00 AM PLA Past Presidents Breakfast [INVITATION ONLY] Caesars Palace Siena
10:00 AM–4:00 PM PLA Performance Measurement Task Force Meeting Las Vegas Hotel Conference Room 01 & 02