For immediate release | May 27, 2010

PLA to Sponsor Free Consulting Sessions at ALA Annual

CHICAGO - This year at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., the Public Library Association (PLA) will be offering attendees a rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a library consultant for free. On June 26 and June 28, more than 25 consultants will be available for half-hour sessions to talk through pressing concerns for library professionals today—from planning and managing a building to serving a diverse community.

Appointments will be available:

Saturday, June 26, 8 a.m.-noon: Hilton Washington-Independence Room

Monday, June 28, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Hilton Washington-Fairchild Room

Information about each consultant, including area of expertise, availability, and contact information is available here. To schedule a free session, please contact the consultant directly before June 15, 2010.

If you have any questions about the Consultation Sessions please contact Paula Singer at (410) 561-7561 or or Linda Bostrom, PLA at

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services. For more information, visit


Amy Sargent