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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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

A full list of PLA-sponsored programs will be available here after the ALA Scheduler opens in April. In the meantime, you can view a list of PLA-sponsored programs in the 2014 ALA Annual Conference preliminary program (click, then scroll down to the list of programs).

Business Meetings and Special Events

A full list of PLA meetings and special events will be available here after the ALA Scheduler opens in April.