For immediate release | June 2, 2014

Take advantage of programming dedicated to public library staff at ALA Annual

CHICAGO – With three preconferences and nearly 20 programs, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering an array of programming dedicated to public library staff attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Things get started from 8:30 a.m. - noon on Friday, June 27, with three half-day preconferences:

During the remaining days of conference, PLA will offer 19 concurrent programs covering topics like community relationships, early literacy, leadership, library data use and more. Visit PLA online to see a full list.

A highlight of ALA Annual Conference will be the PLA President’s Program and Award’s Presentation showcasing the PLA 2014 award winners and keynote speaker Barry Lopez, a National Book Award winner and author of essays and fiction characterized by humanitarian and environmental concerns.

ALA Annual Conference—Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves

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Ways to stay in touch and get updates and ongoing information include the Annual Conference Website; Annual Conference Scheduler; Twitter @alaannual and #alaac14; Facebook; Pinterest; Google +; and Tumblr

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

Marketing and Communications Manager