For immediate release | May 21, 2013

David Sedaris to bring PLA 2014 Conference to a laugh-filled close

CHICAGO — Attendees at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in Indianapolis will want to stay through the end to enjoy humorist and author David Sedaris at the PLA 2014 Closing Session.

Sedaris is a “master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.” He is the author of the newly released “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.” Other best-selling titles include “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” and “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.” There are a total of 7 million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. View Sedaris’s complete bio online.

Special Registration is now open for PLA 2014. This is an early registration period for general conference registration only. Housing reservations, as well as preconference and special event registration will be available Sept. 4 when Early Bird Registration opens. This Special Registration period is designed to help registrants budget their conference costs, whether personally or because of library fiscal year opportunities and requirements. Special Registration rates are the same as Early Bird rates for PLA and Indiana Library Federation (ILF) members—$ 230—and Advance Registration rates for ALA members and non-members—$350 and $425, respectively.

Offered biennially, PLA Conference has a reputation for excellence in the public library world. The conference includes nearly 200 professional development programs, numerous social events and networking opportunities, and a bustling exhibits hall.

For more information, please visit or contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA or

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.


Amy Sargent

Marketing and Communications Manager

Public Library Association