PLA now accepting talk table proposals for 2010 National Conference

Contact: Louisa Worthington

PLA, Marketing Manager



For Immeidate Release

April 27, 2009

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting talk table proposals for its 12th National Conference, to be held March 23-27, 2010 in Portland, Ore. Proposals may be submitted through an online form, available on the PLA National Conference website at Faxed or mailed proposals will not be accepted. Proposals may be created and updated until July 20. PLA will notify all successful applicants by Sept. 1 and provide date and time assignments by Nov. 15.Â

Talk table facilitators are expected to briefly showcase model programs or report on projects or studies (5-10 minutes) and stimulate discussion. The facilitator’s role is to ensure that the discussion stays lively and relevant to the topic and to allow all attendees the opportunity to speak. Talk table facilitators are not expected to prepare formal presentations.

Offered biennially, 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.

For more information on the PLA National Conference, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit the National Conference Web site, For information on other PLA programs and events, visit

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.