PLA 2008 conference registration to open September 5

Contact: Louisa Worthington

Public Library Associaion

For Immediate Release

September 4, 2007

PLA 2008 conference registration to open September 5

CHICAGO – Registration for PLA 2008, the 12th National Conference of the Public Library Association (PLA), will open on September 5, 2007. The PLA Housing Bureau will also begin accepting hotel reservations on September 5, 2007.

To register and request housing online for PLA 2008, or to download registration and housing forms, visit Popular events such as preconferences, tours and author luncheons are expected to fill up quickly. A special earlybird rate is available for PLA members and members of the Minnesota Library Association who register before January 18, 2008. All other advance registrations must be received by February 29, 2008.

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 100 top-quality continuing education programs, preconferences, talk tables, several social events, networking opportunities and a bustling exhibit hall. PLA 2008, the PLA’s 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 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.