For immediate release | November 21, 2012

PLA launches enhanced, interactive Public Libraries Online

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce the complete makeover of Public Libraries Online (PLOnline) at, the online companion to the PLA printed journal Public Libraries.

Like the print iteration, PLOnline focuses on issues and topics that matter to public libraries and public librarianship. It features selections from the print magazine as well as unique content such as op-ed pieces, e-book reviews, author interviews and more. It also allows online interaction through comments and social media sharing. With a line-up of more than 30 contributors, including librarians, library students and trustees, PL Online is focused on peer-to-peer connections.

PLOnline editor Kathleen Hughes said “The online magazine is a really dynamic extension of the bi-monthly print journal. It gives PLA the opportunity to feature more up-to-the minute content as well as engage even more library professionals to write and share knowledge and experience.”

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.


Amy Sargent

Manager, Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)

1-800-545-2433 ext.5024