PLA names Preconference Luncheon speaker

Contact: Louisa Worthington

Public Library Association

For Immediate Release

October 2, 2007

PLA names Preconference Luncheon speaker

CHICAGO – Meg Cabot, author of the popular “The Princess Diaries” series will keynote the Preconference Luncheon at PLA 2008, the 12th National Conference of the Public Library Association (PLA) on Tuesday, March 25, from noon to 1:45 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased at

Meg Cabot is the author of over 40 books for both adults and teens, many of which have been bestsellers, most notably “The Princess Diaries” series, which is currently being published in over 37 countries, has sold over five million copies worldwide, and was made into two hit movies by Disney. In addition, Meg wrote the “Mediator” and “1-800-Where-R-You” series (on which the Lifetime channel series, “Missing,” was based), two All-American Girl books, “Teen Idol,” “Avalon High,” “How to Be Popular,” many historical romance novels, a series of novels written entirely in email format (“Boy Next Door,” “Boy Meets Girl,” and “Every Boy's Got One”), a mystery series (“Size 12 Is Not Fat/ Size 14 Is Not Fat Either”), and a chick-lit series called “Queen of Babble.”

Offered biennially, the PLA National Conference is the premier event for public libraries, drawing librarians, library support staff, trustees, Friends, and library vendors from across the country and around the world. The conference includes more than 150 top-quality continuing education programs, preconferences and talk tables plus several social events and networking opportunities, and a bustling exhibits hall. PLA 2008, the PLA 12th National Conference, will be held March 25-29, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minn.

For more information about PLA 2008, visit the National Conference Web site, For more information about other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at or 800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s Web site 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.