Applications sought for PLA Results Boot Camp

Contact: Louisa Worthington

Public Library Association


For Immediate Release

May 13, 2009

The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for PLA Results Boot Camp 5: Intensive Library Management Training. This popular five-day immersion program will be held Oct. 12-16 at the Olive 8 Hotel in Seattle, Wash., and will cover topics such as 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.

Acceptance into the program is competitive, and applicants will be notified of their status within two weeks of applying. Interested librarians are encouraged to submit their applications early, since this workshop does cap the number of participants to ensure an intensive small-group learning environment. Multiple applications from the same library must be submitted at the same time in order to qualify for a group discounted rate. All applications must be received in the PLA office by Sept. 11. Apply online at More information about Boot Camp is online at

Those who apply by July 1 and are accepted qualify for early bird registration rates: $745 for PLA members, $845 for ALA members and $945 for nonmembers. After July 1 and through Sept. 11, registration rates will be $795 for PLA members, $895 for ALA members and $995 for nonmembers. Discounts will be offered to multiple applicants from the same library. More information about group discounts is available online 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