Become a PLA Sponsor

Support PLA and the Librarians We Serve

Thank you to our current PLA sponsors!

PLA works with many leading companies, foundations, government agencies and other organizations that make a commitment to support the work of PLA and the nearly 9,000 members we serve. Through PLA, the largest and most recognizable organization dedicated specifically to the needs of public libraries, you will:

  • Build and reinforce brand recognition for your company and its products among thousands of PLA members who are decision makers at their libraries.
  • Enhance your visibility to PLA members at key PLA events including the highly regarded PLA Conference.
  • Demonstrate your organization's support for the library community and your commitment to quality PLA educational programs.
  • Be confident your support is spent wisely on critical services to public libraries that help them and their communities thrive.

Supporters of PLA enable PLA to continue providing members and other librarians with high-quality, low-cost educational workshops, programs, and conferences, as well as special services and advocacy efforts that improve public libraries for everyone. Without your support, much of what PLA offers its members would not be possible.

PLA works with sponsors to support specific events, programs or initiatives and also to support PLA’s general operations. All sponsors are acknowledged for their specific support as well as generally on the PLA website. Depending on the sponsored activity and level of support, recognition may include use of your company logo on the PLA website or promotional material, acknowledgement from the podium during PLA events, recognition in PLA publications such as Public Libraries magazine, and more. PLA will work with corporate, foundation, government and other partners on a case-by-case basis to ensure our mutual needs are met.

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

PLA is currently seeking sponsors for the PLA 2018 Conference, to be held March 20–24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pa. Please review the PLA 2018 sponsorship and onsite advertising opportunities to find out how your company or organization can participate.

Supporters of PLA and public libraries can contribute at any time to help PLA develop future library leaders and support libraries to meet community needs. Visit Donate to ALA to make your gift today.

Interested in Collaboration with PLA?

If you are interested in working with PLA on a collaborative project, please review the PLA Partnerships and Collaboration Policy, then contact PLA staff listed below.


For More Information

For more information about how to become a PLA sponsor or supporter, please contact Scott G. Allen, Deputy Director, at 800-545-2433, ext. 5858 or at sallen@ala.org.