For immediate release | August 2, 2010

PLA offers a robust line-up of education this fall.

CHICAGO—PLA (Public Library Association) is dedicated to providing public librarians with the resources they need to be effective leaders in their libraries. This fall, five Public Library Management Courses will offer in-depth education and interactive opportunities to help library professionals succeed in dynamic and challenging environments. Throughout each workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn from library experts, engage in group exercises and leave with practical skills for their libraries. Classes include:


Instructor: June Garcia

Sponsoring Partner:
Ohio Library Council

Cincinnati, Ohio

Date: Sept. 22-23, 2010

Budget and Finance

Instructor: Sandra Nelson

Sponsoring Partner: Southern Adirondack Library System

Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Date: Sept. 29-30, 2010
Planning and Management of Buildings

Instructor: Cheryl Bryan

Sponsoring Partner: Washington State Library

Location: Tumwater, Wash.

Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2010
Serving Diverse Populations

Instructor: Yolanda Cuesta

Sponsoring Partner: Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network

Location: Independence, Mo.

Date: Oct. 19-20, 2010

Instructor: Wayne Piper

Sponsoring Partner: Georgia Public Library Service

Location: Decatur, Ga.

Date: Oct. 28-29, 2010
Each two-day workshop is sponsored by PLA in conjunction with a regional partner. Registration rates are $250 for PLA members and regional partners, $300 for ALA members and $400 for non-members. For the full course descriptions, instructor biographies and registration information, visit
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.


Amy Sargent