For immediate release | March 8, 2011

PLA now accepting proposals for 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for the 2012 ALA Annual Conference, to be held June 21-26 in Anaheim, Calif. Proposals may be submitted through an online form available here. Faxed, emailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 15, 2011. The PLA Annual Conference Program Committee will review all submitted proposals during its meetings at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans and select programs based on their relevance to the profession and general interest to conference attendees who work in public libraries. Organizers will be notified whether or not proposals are accepted beginning in August 2011.

PLA typically presents a strong slate of programs at ALA Annual Conference, sponsoring four preconferences and 18 programs this year in New Orleans. ALA Annual Conferences attract many types of public libraries and a wide range of library staff. Program topics may include: Administration/Management; Leadership; Facilities; Collection Management; Serving Children, Young Adults and Adults; Technology; Serving Special Populations; and Human Resources/Staffing.

Click here to submit a proposal. For more information, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

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.


Amy Sargent