Public Library Association

Get your questions answered during an Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® Facebook Forum

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Jan. 18, the Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), will host a live, hour-long Facebook Forum with guest Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy consultant, on the Every Child Ready to Read Facebook page.

Online registration opens for second summer session of PLA’s free public library advocacy education program

CHICAGO — Registration has opened for the Aug. 8–Sept. 12 session of Turning the Page 2.0, a free, online advocacy training program, developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Turning the Page 2.0 will be offered three additional times through 2011 and 2012.

Nancy Pearl headlines PLA webinar this December

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 13, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts.”
Part of the monthly PLA Webinar Series “Public Libraries at Work,” this event marks Pearl’s first-ever webinar with PLA.

PLA supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—The Public Library Association (PLA) has reaffirmed its commitment to diversity in the library profession through a gift of $4,000 to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Spectrum Scholarship Program.

PLA now accepting proposals for PLA 2012 Conference

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference and program proposals for the PLA 2012 Conference, March 13-17, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Proposals may be submitted and updated through the PLA online form until Nov. 30, 2010. After that date, the form will no longer be available, and new proposals will not be accepted. Please note: faxed, emailed, or mailed proposals will not be accepted.