For immediate release | February 18, 2014

Free Consulting Services available at PLA 2014

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) Library Consultants Interest Group and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up again to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the PLA 2014 Conference 12:30-3:30 p.m., Friday, March 14, in the Indiana Convention Center, Room 244-245.

This is a unique opportunity for libraries to receive free 30-minute consultation sessions from professional library consultants. Like the libraries they serve, library consultants care about the success of individuals and the thriving communities that come from strong libraries. “Consultants Give Back” is simple: free consulting sessions with an expert. No sales pitches and no strings – just helpful advice. Pure and simple. For participants, it’s a chance to be heard by and learn from a caring expert in the field. For consultants, it’s an opportunity to “pay it forward.”

Plan ahead and reserve your appointment online. Many consultants are also available by appointment at other times and locations throughout the conference.

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The PLA 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in Indianapolis promises to be the premier conference for public library professionals. The conference includes nearly 150 professional development programs, numerous social events and networking opportunities, and a bustling exhibits hall, as well as engaging speakers. For more information, please visit or contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA or

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 more information, visit

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Our division’s work centers on member-driven interest groups that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and active members. Learn more about ASCLA and how to join this innovative division.


Amy Sargent

Marketing and Communications Manager

Public Library Association