PLA 2010 conference registration opens September 8

Contact:Â Kathleen Hughes

Public Library Association



For Immediate Release

September 4, 2009

Registration for PLA 2010, the 13th National Conference of the Public Library Association (PLA), will open on Sept. 8, 2009, at noon (EDT). The PLA Housing Bureau will also begin accepting hotel reservations at that date and time.

To register and request housing for PLA 2010, 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 early bird rate is available for PLA members and members of the Oregon Library Association who register by Dec. 16, 2009. All other advance registrations must be received by Feb. 19, 2010.

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 150 top-quality continuing education programs, preconferences, talk tables, social events, author events, networking opportunities and a bustling exhibits hall. PLA 2010 will be held March 23-27, 2010 in Portland, Ore.

For more information about PLA 2010, 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.