PLA at ALA Annual Conference

2016 ALA Annual Conference logoPLA at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

June 23–28, 2016
Orlando, Fla.

Find education and information dedicated to public library professionals at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference. Register now!

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Exclusively for PLA Members!

PLA Member Welcome Breakfast
Saturday, June 25, 8:30–10:00 AM
Ticket required

Join PLA President Vailey Oehlke for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast in Orlando. The PLA Member Welcome Breakfast will include recognition of the 2016 PLA awards recipients, and will also feature a special keynote speaker to be announced. This event is complimentary to PLA members, but a ticket is required for admittance. PLA members can get a complimentary ticket by selecting the PLA Member Welcome Breakfast as a ticketed event when you register for 2016 ALA Annual Conference.


Preconference

Registration for this Project Outcome preconference is by application only; however you do not need to be registered for the ALA Annual Conference itself to apply for the preconference.

Project Outcome Enrollment Workshop: Simple Tools to Measure Our True Impact on the People We Serve
Friday, June 24, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

At this preconference, PLA will convene public libraries representatives and introduce them to Project Outcome and how it helps them measure the impact of their services. Attendees will learn how to deploy outcome measures in their libraries, collect and use resulting data, and leverage the project support network to ensure successful adoption. More…


Educational Programs

Click a program title to view its description. Most open in the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler, where you'll then be able to add the program to your schedule (login required) or download it to your calendar.

Date Time Program Location Room
Friday, June 24 9:00 AM–4:00 PM Project Outcome Enrollment Workshop: Simple Tools to Measure Our True Impact on the People We Serve [BY APPLICATION ONLY] Orange County Convention Center W203
Saturday, June 25 8:30–10:00 AM Increasing Early Literacy Skills Through Creative Outdoor Spaces Orange County Convention Center W206A
10:30–11:30 AM Being Intentional About Your Culture Orange County Convention Center W104
1:00–2:30 PM From the Ground Up: Building a Community-Based Project Competition for Staff at All Levels Orange County Convention Center S320 G–H
1:00–2:30 PM Lessons from Learning Spaces: What Are Patrons Really Learning? Orange County Convention Center W206A
3:00–4:00 PM Not Your Grandma’s Bridge Group: Community Partnerships and Programs for Older Adults Orange County Convention Center W206C
3:00–4:00 PM The Power of Performance: Project Outcome Orange County Convention Center W206A
3:00–4:00 PM Uncommonly Good: Public Librarians and School Librarians Working Together for Common Core Orange County Convention Center S320 E–F
4:00–4:45 PM Conversation Starter: Libraries, Archives, Museums - Better Together Orange County Convention Center W414CD
4:30–5:30 PM Timberland Writes Together: Public Libraries Publishing Orange County Convention Center W104
Sunday, June 26 10:30–11:30 AM Digging Deeper—Can Patrons Use Our Resources, and Are Basic Digital Literacy Classes Enough? Orange County Convention Center W110B
10:30–11:30 AM Family Engagement in Public Libraries Is Valued, But There Is Work To Be Done Orange County Convention Center S320 A–C
10:30–11:30 AM Mental Health Challenges in the Library: an Opportunity for Impact Orange County Convention Center W108
10:30–11:30 AM Public Librarians Serving Those on the Autism Spectrum: Practical Solutions Resulting from Online Training Orange County Convention Center S330 C–D
10:30–11:30 AM Using Digital Content to Engage Your Community Orange County Convention Center W107
1:00–2:30 PM 3D Printing: Programs and Partnerships Orange County Convention Center W101B
1:00–2:30 PM Serving New Immigrants Through Partnerships and Federal Resources Orange County Convention Center S320 E–F
1:00–2:30 PM The Power of Partnerships: Library as Leader in Local Collaborations Orange County Convention Center W102B
Monday, June 27 10:30–11:30 AM Victorious Battle! Public Library's Educational Value Delivered Through Original Librarian Created Book Battle Program Orange County Convention Center W104
1:00–2:30 PM Play Today, Prosper Tomorrow! Designing, Developing and Delivering an Early Literacy Play Room in a Public Library Orange County Convention Center W206A

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) or download it to your calendar.

Date Time Meeting Location Room
Friday, June 24 8:30–10:00 AM PLA LSO Breakfast [INVITATION ONLY] Orange County Convention Center W333
10:30–11:30 AM PLA Budget and Finance Committee Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 06
1:00–2:30 PM PLA Leadership Development Committee Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 05
1:00–2:30 PM Public Libraries Advisory Committee Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 06
1:00–2:30 PM PLAMetrics – Managing with Data Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 17
Saturday, June 25 8:30–10:00 AM PLA Member Welcome Breakfast [TICKET REQUIRED] Rosen Centre Hotel Grand A/B/C
10:30–11:30 AM PLA EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service Award Jury Meeting [CLOSED] Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 18
10:30–11:30 AM PLA Nominating Committee (2016) Meeting I [CLOSED] Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 14
10:30–11:30 AM Retired Members Round Table Book Discussion Group Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 15/16
12:00–5:30 PM PLA Board of Directors Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 11
5:30–7:00 PM PLA Leadership Reception [INVITATION ONLY] Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 01/02
Sunday, June 26 8:30–11:30 AM PLA All Committees Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 05/06
3:00–4:00 PM PLDS Statistical Report Advisory Committee Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 18
4:30–5:30 PM PLA Nominating Committee (2016) Meeting II [CLOSED] Hyatt Regency Orlando Celebration 09
Monday, June 27 8:30–10:00 AM PLA 2016 Conference Committee and Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 07
8:30–10:00 AM PLA Past Presidents Breakfast [INVITATION ONLY] Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 04
10:00–11:30 AM PLA Family Engagement Task Force Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 08
10:00 AM–4:00 PM PLA Performance Measurement Task Force Meeting Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 03
11:30 AM–1:00 PM PLA Family Engagement Learning Community Rosen Centre Hotel Salon 08