PLA now accepting proposals for 2010 National Conference

Contact: Louisa Worthington

Marketing Manager, PLA



For Immediate Release

October 14, 2008

The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for its 13th National Conference, to be held March 23-27, 2010 in Portland, Ore. Proposals may be submitted through an online form, available on the PLA 2010 Conference website at Faxed, e-mailed, or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Proposals may be created and updated until Nov. 30. After that date, the form will no longer be available, and new proposals will not be accepted. A committee appointed by the PLA president will review all submitted proposals and select conference programs based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees. The committee is chaired by Kathleen R.T. Imhoff. Organizers will be notified whether or not proposals are accepted in March 2009.

All programs at the PLA conference are 75 minutes long. Preconferences can be one-half day, one-day or one-and-a-half days long. Program topics will include: Facilities, Collections, Staff, Technology, Leadership, Adult Services, Adult Programs, Children's Services, Young Adult Services, Information/Reference Services, Special Populations, Technical Services, Marketing/Fund-raising/Partnerships, Partnerships, Administration/Management, and Reader's Advisory.

Offered biannually, the PLA National Conference has a reputation for excellence. The conference includes more than 100 top-quality continuing education programs, talk tables, several social events and networking opportunities, and a bustling exhibits hall. Visit for updated information about the upcoming PLA National Conference.

For more information on the PLA National Conference, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website 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, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.