For immediate release | November 23, 2010

Nancy Pearl headlines PLA webinar this December

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 13, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts.”
Part of the monthly PLA Webinar Series “Public Libraries at Work,” this event marks Pearl’s first-ever webinar with PLA. Her book recommendations will benefit library staff specializing in readers’ advisory, as well as anyone hoping to find the perfect gifts for family and friends. A downloadable handout of Pearl’s recommendations will be available following the webinar.
Cost to attend the webinar is $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for $129. Click here for more information and to register for the webinar.
The New York Times calls Nancy Pearl “the talk of librarian circles.” She speaks to library and community groups across the country and regularly recommends books on Public Radio International's Morning Edition, as well as on many public radio station programs. She entertains and informs standing-room only crowds and has even had a librarian action figure modeled in her likeness.
A winner of the 2004 Women’s National Book Association Award, Pearl is also the author of
  • "Book Crush: For Kids and Teens – Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest";
  • "Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest";
  • "More Book Lust: 1,000 New Reading Recommendations for Every Mood, Moment, and Interest"; and
  • The newly released "Book Lust to Go: Recommended Reading for Travelers, Vagabonds, and Dreamers."

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website 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.


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024