For immediate release | January 10, 2012

Early bird registration for PLA 2012 ends this Friday

CHICAGO — There are only a few days left to take advantage of early bird savings on registration for the 2012 Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 13-17 in Philadelphia. The early bird registration deadline is Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. Until then, PLA members and Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) members receive a special price of $215 to join their colleagues for five days of public library education, networking and special events.

Register today so you don’t miss keynote speakers Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Betty White , nearly 200 educational programs, engaging author events, unique networking opportunities or the bustling exhibits floor. With the money you save, consider putting it towards an intensive and interactive preconference to get even more professional development. Eleven preconferences on March 13 and 14 tackle topics like media relations, leadership and grant writing.

Not a PLA or PaLA member? Visit and join so you can save, too! Find a complete list of PLA 2012 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

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024