PLA 2024 Conference Committee


To work with PLA staff to plan and conduct a national conference; to advise on general planning for the conference; to make policy recommendations to the PLA board regarding the conference; to assist in identifying potential major speakers for all conference events; to provide an evaluation report of the conference to the PLA board; to identify areas for potential fundraising and contributions and to work with the president-elect in these efforts; to provide direction and coordination to local arrangements and program subcommittees; to serve as advisors to the PLA communications manager for conference promotion; to assist in conference events and activities as needed.


Melanie Wilson Huggins
(Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Sonia A. Alcantara-Antoine
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Patrick A. Losinski
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Candice (Wing-yee) Mack
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Dr. Maria McCauley
(Member, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Melissa Faubel Johnson
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mary Davis Fournier
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Megan C. Stewart
(Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)

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All PLA Committees are formed by action of the PLA Board of Directors, which is elected by PLA Members. In 2008, PLA's committees were restructured by a vote of the membership.

The PLA 2024 Conference Committee consists of members appointed from the membership at large serving 2 year terms and led by a chair.

Subcommitees and Task Forces

PLA 2024 Conference Program Subcommittee

PLA 2024 Conference Local Arrangements Subcommittee


Established at the request of the PLA Board.

Staff Liaison

Melissa Faubel-Johnson

Meeting & Special Events Planner


Get Involved

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please read and fill out the online volunteer form.

  • Volunteers are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Appointments are made by the PLA President and President-Elect, primarily in the spring.
  • Volunteers must be members of ALA and PLA.