PLA Conference

PLA opens registration for 2024 Virtual Conference

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced that registration is open for the PLA 2024 Virtual Conference. Offered as an alternative opportunity for public library workers unable to attend the in-person conference in Columbus, Ohio, the PLA 2024 Virtual Conference will coincide with the in-person event, April 3-5, 2024.

PLA announces 2024 conference scholarship winners

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is awarding 115 scholarships for public library professionals and students to attend the PLA 2024 Conference, taking place April 3-5 in Columbus, Ohio. Of this total number, 97 scholarships will support in-person conference attendance, with another 18 scholarships awarded for virtual conference participants.

PLA announces Dr. Joy Buolamwini as opening session speaker for 2024 conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) announces that the 2024 Conference will open with the “Poet of Code” Dr. Joy Buolamwini as the opening session speaker. The PLA 2024 Conference, taking place April 3—5, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio, will feature Dr. Joy alongside inspiring speakers Ta-Nehisi Coates, Dulcé Sloan, and Mary Annaïse Heglar.

PLA now accepting proposals for How-To Stage at PLA 2024 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) opened a call for proposals for the How-To Stage at the PLA 2024 Conference, to be held April 3–5, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. The How-To Stage, located in the Exhibits Hall of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, will feature 20-minute sessions intended to teach practical, hands-on skills to conference attendees.

PLA announces speakers for 2024 conference, April 3–5

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) 2024 Conference will move attendees towards laughter and thoughtful reflection with speakers Dulcé Sloan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Mary Annaïse Heglar. The PLA 2024 Conference, taking place April 3–5, in Columbus, Ohio, will feature dynamic speakers and programming in a celebration of all things public libraries.  

PLA expands its 2024 Conference Scholarship opportunities

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will award 50 conference scholarships for public library workers and students to attend the PLA 2024 Conference, taking place April 3-5 in Columbus, Ohio. As part of PLA’s commitment to equity, diversity, and social justice in the library profession, PLA has increased the number of conference scholarship opportunities offered and the number of qualifying categories for applicants.

Registration and housing now open for PLA 2024 Conference

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced that registration and housing are officially open for the PLA 2024 Conference. The conference will take place April 3–5, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio; most events will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, located at 400 North High Street.

PLA now accepting proposals for PLA 2024 Conference

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) opened the Call for Proposals for educational sessions to be presented at its next biennial conference, to be held April 3-5, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio. The PLA 2024 Conference will highlight innovative, inclusive, and collaborative work and ideas that address diverse and changing community needs through our nation’s public libraries.

6,000 attend first in-person PLA national conference since pandemic

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association national conference ended Friday, March 25, 2022, after more than 6,000 library professionals and gathered together in person and virtually to attend sessions on shaping the future of public library service in a post-pandemic world.  

Portland to host largest national library conference since the pandemic

(CHICAGO) In the wake of the pandemic and calls for social justice, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host its national conference in Portland, Oregon, from March 23 to 25, 2022. More than 4,000 attendees will attend the in-person event at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., which will offer more than 100 programs focused on inspiring and developing the future of U.S. public library services.