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.


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 26, 8:30 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

A full list of PLA-sponsored programs will be available soon. In the meantime, you can view a list of PLA-sponsored programs in the 2016 ALA Annual Conference preliminary program (click, then scroll down to the list of programs).

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 W240A
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 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