For immediate release | February 8, 2023

PLA seeks member volunteers for the 2023-2024 service term

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is seeking member volunteers for the 2023—2024 service term. Volunteering for a committee or advisory group is one pathway for members to expand their professional development and make an impact in the public library field. Member volunteers help select conference programs, develop the annual survey, plan the Public Libraries magazine’s editorial calendar, and more. A complete list of opportunities is available with a wide range of opportunities. All PLA members are encouraged to apply.

To be considered for the 2023—2024 service term, please complete the Committee Volunteer Form by Friday, February 17, 2023. PLA membership and an ALA login is required. The PLA president-elect will make selections for the committees and advisory group in the spring and applicants will be notified by June 2023.

This term, PLA has a new volunteer opportunity for members to serve as reviewers for current or future PLA grant and/or scholarship applications. If interested, select PLA Grant/Scholarship Reviewer Pool when completing the volunteer form.

Please note that PLA is not able to accommodate all volunteer requests; however, PLA will keep name and committee preferences for two years to allow for two rounds of committee appointments. Please contact pla@ala.org with any questions.

ABOUT PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 9,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or pla@ala.org.

ABOUT AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The American Library Association (ALA) is the foremost national organization providing resources to inspire library and information professionals to transform their communities through essential programs and services. For more than 140 years, ALA has been the trusted voice for academic, public, school, government and special libraries, advocating for the profession and the library’s role in enhancing learning and ensuring access to information for all. For more information, visit www.ala.org.

Contact:

Eliana Tang Kleiman

Communications Associate

Public Library Association

ekleiman@ala.org