Applications sought for PLA Results Boot Camp 3

Contact: Angela Thullen
PLA, Marketing Specialist

For Immediate Release
May 25, 2007

Applications sought for PLA Results Boot Camp 3

CHICAGO – Applications are being accepted now for the Public Library Association’s (PLA) intensive library management training, Results Boot Camp 3, to be held October 29 – November 2, 2007, in Salt Lake City.

This weeklong, interactive workshop will include both individual and group activities, and will focus on current library issues using case studies describing real library situations. By the end of the week, participants will have the skills necessary to develop and implement a strategic plan in their library. Additionally, participants will be able to:

* Identify community needs

* Understand and explain the new public library service responses

* Write goals and objectives that will enable measurement of progress toward achieving your strategic plan

* Incorporate outcome measures in a strategic plan

* Identify and select the most effective activities to support the priorities in a strategic plan

* Identify current staff workload and skills and determine the staffing requirements to accomplish selected activities

* Understand the issues that affect the allocation of collection, technology, and facilities resources in a Results environment

* Review current library policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that they support the strategic plan

* Manage change in your library more effectively

Boot Camp 3 will be presented by Sandra Nelson and June Garcia, both of whom have written books in the PLA Results series of publications. Participation is limited to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Acceptance to the Results Boot Camp 3 is competitive.

PLA Results Boot Camp 3 will be held at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special rate. Reservations can be made by calling (801) 531-0800.

An early bird discount is available for applications received at the PLA Office by July 1, 2007. Additional course information, pricing, and applications are available through the PLA Web site, For more information on this and other continuing education programs sponsored by PLA, contact the PLA office at 800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s Web site,

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.