For immediate release | August 12, 2014

PLA @ ALA Annual proposal deadline this Friday, Aug. 15

CHICAGO — The deadline is Friday, Aug. 15, to submit a proposal for a Public Library Association (PLA)-sponsored program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference to be held June 25–30, 2015, in San Francisco. Preconference and program proposals showcasing public library practices and innovations will be accepted online. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Program topics should showcase emerging trends and examples of risk-taking in the areas of community engagement, managing space, marketing and advocacy, digital content, technology, programming, leadership, funding, staffing, collections, outcome measures and more. The PLA Annual Conference Program Committee will review all submitted proposals and select programs based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees who work in public libraries.

Please find instructions and a link to the submission form online. Proposals will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Central on Aug. 15, 2014. For more information, contact the PLA office at or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

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, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.


Amy Sargent

Marketing and Communications Manager