Get Involved with PLA

PLA needs people like you—people who are moved by the extraordinary possibilities that libraries create. By getting involved with PLA you’ll develop new skills, grow your network, and make a difference in your profession and community.

Become a Member
It’s a challenging and exciting time for public libraries. As the needs of your community change, public librarians are being asked to do more with less. PLA membership provides you with access to the resources you need to effectively serve your patrons.

Call for PLA 2018 Proposals
Interested in being a presenter at PLA Conference? The call for proposals to present educational programs and preconferences is now open! The deadline for submitting proposals is April 14, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Call for Webinar Proposals
If you have an idea for a webinar you'd like PLA to present, then please submit a proposal! Webinar proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis, with responses sent within 6–8 weeks of submission.

Contribute to Public Libraries Online
Contribute to the Public Libraries Online site to have your voice heard. We’re always seeking new and diverse writers.

Connect with PLA
Join the PLA social networks that are right for you. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Connect @ PLA, a virtual community built for PLA personal members to share knowledge and seek assistance from colleagues on any topic related to public library service. Post ideas, questions, links to interesting information—anything you wish to share or engage over.

Partner with PLA
PLA Partners are leading companies and organizations that make a commitment to support the work of the association. PLA Partners enable PLA to continue providing its members with high-quality, low-cost educational workshops, programs, and conferences, as well as special services and advocacy efforts that improve public libraries for everyone.

Publish with PLA
Interested in sharing your unique knowledge or experiences with other public librarians? Consider publishing with PLA!

Volunteer for a Committee
Member volunteers help PLA advance its mission to strengthen public libraries and the communities those libraries serve. We need the talent and skill of dedicated professionals like you.