For immediate release | July 18, 2011

Pre-registration is now open for PLA 2012

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now offering pre-registration for its upcoming conference, PLA 2012, taking place March 13-17 in Philadelphia.

This special service is designed to help registrants budget their conference costs, whether personally or because of fiscal year opportunities and requirements. Pre-registration is for general conference registration only. Registrants will be able to register for housing, preconferences and meal events beginning Sept. 7, 2011.

Pre-registration rates are the same as Early Bird rates for PLA and Pennsylvania Library Association members—$ 215—and Advance Registration rates for ALA members and non-members—$290 and $345, respectively. Becoming a PLA member can save registrants up to $130.

Offered biennially, PLA Conference has a reputation for excellence in the public library world. The conference includes nearly 200 premier professional development programs, numerous social events and networking opportunities, and a bustling exhibits hall.

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

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