For immediate release | July 12, 2013

PLA now accepting proposals for 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals showcasing public library practices and innovations for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 26-July 1 in Las Vegas.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on Sept. 1, 2013. 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. Organizers will be notified whether or not proposals are accepted beginning in November 2013.

Please find instructions and a link to the submission form online. 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

Public Library Association