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Public librarians, library staff, and trustees are challenged to keep up with the ever-changing needs of their communities and patrons. Staying informed is a necessity if you are to contribute to the success of your library.
Public Libraries, published six times a year, is the official journal of the Public Library Association (PLA) and the only ALA journal devoted exclusively to public libraries. Each issue includes important industry news, PLA and ALA updates, and columns and feature articles that offer strategies and ideas that can make a difference in your career.
As a PLA member you receive a free subscription to this valuable resource (a $65 value). Subscriptions are also available for non-members.
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