Kevin Nealon to keynote PLA 2008 Closing Session

Contact: Louisa Worthington

Public Library Association

For Immediate Release

September 18, 2007

Kevin Nealon to keynote PLA 2008 Closing Session

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce that Kevin Nealon, notable actor, comedian and writer, will present the keynote address at the Closing General Session of PLA 2008, the PLA’s 12th National Conference, on Saturday, March 29, 2008, in Minneapolis.

Kevin Nealon has been involved with comedy and entertainment for almost 30 years. As one of the longest-running cast members in the history of Saturday Night Live, Nealon was known for his sketches such as “Hanz and Franz,” “The Subliminal Man” and his role as anchor on the famed “Weekend Update.” He has appeared in movies such as “Happy Gilmore,” “Anger Mangement” and “Daddy Day Care,” and he currently has a major role on Showtime’s hit original series “Weeds.” His first book, “Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me?” a collection of humorous stories about becoming a first-time father at age 53, is slated for release in May, 2008.

Offered biennially, 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.

For more information about PLA 2008, or to register, visit the National Conference Web site at 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.