Contacts: Louisa Worthington

Public Library Association

(312) 280-4028


For Immediate Release

June 10, 2008

Applications being accepted for PLA Results Boot Camp

The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting applications for PLA Results Boot Camp 4: Intensive Library Management Training. This five-day immersion program will be held Oct. 20-24 in Cleveland, Ohio, and will cover strategic planning, data-based decision-making, effective resource allocation and other topics related to management training. By the end of the workshop, participants will have the skills needed to develop and implement a strategic plan in their library, including identifying community needs, understanding the new public library service responses and writing objectives that will measure their progress toward achieving their strategic plan.

Early-bird registration rates will be offered through July 15 and are $645 for PLA members, $745 for ALA members and $845 for nonmembers. Registration through Sept. 22 will be $695 for PLA members, $795 for ALA members and $895 for nonmembers. Discounts will be offered to multiple applicants from the same library.

Application to the program is competitive, and all applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of applying. Multiple applications from the same library must be submitted at the same time in order to qualify for a discounted group rate. All applications must be received in the PLA Office by Sept. 22. Registration and more information about the workshop can be found 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. For more information, visit