For immediate release | March 6, 2012

Karen Danczak Lyons on value of PLA's 2012 Conference

CHICAGO – Next week, thousands of librarians and library professionals from across the country will gather in Philadelphia for the 2012 Public Library Association (PLA) Conference, March 13 – 17. In a video podcast, PLA Conference Chair and First Deputy Commissioner of the Chicago Public Library Karen Danczak Lyons sits down to discuss why PLA 2012 will be the best ever.

PLA’s biennial conferences are the premier event for public libraries and hold some of the most valuable educational and networking events for public library professionals, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, Friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world.

In the podcast, Lyons discusses why PLA is such a valuable organization and why attending PLA conferences is such a great learning tool for those in the library profession. The podcast can be found by visiting the PLA Web press kit.

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.

For detailed program information please visit, or the PLA 2012 Web press kit.


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024