For immediate release | March 9, 2015

PLA to present first ever PLA BIG IDEAS at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 26, at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present PLA BIG IDEAS @ ALA Annual, an ideal event for public library directors, deputy directors, and managers. An extension of the popular BIG IDEAS series at PLA Conference, this engaging day will feature dynamic speakers from outside the library world, including leadership expert, Jay Conger and creativity expert, Tina Seelig.

Conger is the Henry Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership at Claremont McKenna College in California and a senior research scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. Seelig is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program at Stanford University School of Engineering.

The cost to attend PLA BIG IDEAS @ ALA Annual is $350 (PLA Member), $395 (ALA Member), $435 (Non-member). A networking lunch and after-reception are included in the cost of registration. The day will be hosted in the beautiful San Francisco Public Library and its Koret Auditorium.

Registration and further details are available online. ALA Annual Conference registration is not required to attend.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or

The Public Library Association (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.


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing

Public Library Association (PLA)