ALA Store at PLA Conference in Portland

Contact: Jill Davis

ALA Editions

800-545-2433 ext. 5418


For Immediate Release

March 16, 2010

ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, and
ALA Graphics, the preferred source for promotional materials for librarians in all types of libraries, look forward to seeing you at the ALA Store at
PLA’s 13th National Conference in Portland. The Store, located in the Exhibit Hall of the Oregon Convention Center, will be open for business

Wednesday, March 24: 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 25: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, March 26: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Public Library Services for the Poor: Doing All We Can,” by Leslie Edmonds Holt and Glen E. Holt, will be making its first conference appearance in Portland. This groundbreaking work motivates librarians to use creative solutions to meet the needs of this disadvantaged population. From useful marketing books like “
Bite-Sized Marketing”to popular titles such as “
The Early Literacy Kit,” by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Diaz and “
Urban Teens in the Library” by Denise E. Agosto and Sandra Hughes-Hassell, ALA Editions has something for every shelf and every aspect of programming and professional development.

ALA Graphics will offer a large assortment of new and best-selling posters and bookmarks, including debuts for Queen Rania, Taraji P. Henson, and Bone. The third poster in the
Twilight series--Eclipse, featuring Dakota Fanning--will be available, along with the
New Moon and Twilight posters. National Library Week items will also be on hand. READ Design Studio demonstrations will be offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, March 26, detailing how to create customized READ® posters.

Publications from many ALA divisions will also be available for purchase as well as the official conference t-shirt.

ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

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