For immediate release | March 6, 2012

The PLA 2012 Career Center connects job seekers/providers and hosts a resume review clinic

CHICAGO – At the upcoming PLA 2012 Conference, a space in Exhibits Hall C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center will be dedicated to a do-it-yourself Career Center. The PLA 2012 Career Center will provide opportunities for libraries to post available jobs; tables for libraries with open positions/recruiters to set-up shop; and private space for interviewing or meeting potential candidates. Tables will be first-come, first served, and sign-up sheets will be available for the private meeting spaces.

The PLA 2012 Career Center will be open during conference exhibit hours: 4 – 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14; 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15; and 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

The Career Center will also host a resume review program on Thursday, March 15. Library professionals experienced in hiring will be available for one-on-one consultation. Times and sign-up will be available at the Local Arrangements Desk in the registration until space is filled.

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Offered biennially, 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. The conference includes nearly 200 top-quality continuing education programs, engaging social events, networking opportunities and a bustling exhibits hall.

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

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Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024