For immediate release | January 7, 2014

PLA 2014 Early Bird Registration extended to Jan. 17

CHICAGO – In recognition of the deep freeze and snow that overtook much of the U.S. this past week, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering the Chilly Bird Extension — a week-long extension of PLA 2014 Early Bird Registration. The new deadline is noon CT on Friday, Jan. 17.

Early Bird Registration is available to all PLA members as well as Indiana Library Federation (ILF) members. It offers a special price of $230 for a full five days of PLA 2014 Conference. That’s a savings of $120 over ALA members and $195 over nonmembers.

PLA 2014 promises to be a don’t-miss event with more than 150 educational sessions; special events featuring Amy Cuddy, John Green, Walter Mosley, Jane Pauley, David Sedaris, Bryan Stevenson, and others; unique networking opportunities; and a bustling exhibits floor. With the money you save, consider putting it towards an intensive and interactive preconference to get even more professional development.

Not a PLA or ILF member? Visit PLA Membership and join so you can save, too! Find a complete list of PLA 2014 Conference rates here.

Offered biennially, the PLA Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world.

For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or 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

Marketing and Communications Manager