PLA at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

2014 ALA Annual Conference logoPLA Preconference:
Stepping into the Director Role: Prepare for the Part

Friday, June 27
8:30 AM–12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center N254
Event Code: PLA2

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. Hear from four new public library directors about the basics, the challenges and the unexpected in their first few years on the job. Learn how they used career opportunities, ALA experience, and other guideposts to enter administration successfully.


Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael (Calif.) Public Library; Gretchen Casserotti, Meridian (Idaho) Library District; Chris Shoemaker, Rye (N.Y.) Free Reading Room; Ed Garcia, Cranston (R.I.) Public Library

Costs and Registration

Preconferences do require a separate registration; however you do not need to be registered for the ALA Annual Conference itself to register for a preconference. Although advanced registration is now closed, a limited number of tickets for this preconference will be available onsite at the door of Las Vegas Convention Center N254. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

Ticket Prices

Category Advance
(by June 20)
PLA Personal Member $175 $175
Retired Member $175 $175
Student Member $175 $175
ALA Personal Member $225 $225
Nonmember $275 $275

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See PLA’s full line-up of programming for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference.