Support PLA and the Librarians We Serve

Thank you to our current PLA sponsors!

Become a PLA Sponsor

PLA works with many leading companies, foundations, government agencies and other organizations that make a commitment to support the work of PLA and the nearly 9,000 members we serve. Through PLA, the largest and most recognizable organization dedicated specifically to the needs of public libraries, you will:

  • Build and reinforce brand recognition for your company and its products among thousands of PLA members who are decision makers at their libraries.
  • Enhance your visibility to PLA members at key PLA events including the highly regarded PLA Conference.
  • Demonstrate your organization's support for the library community and your commitment to quality PLA educational programs.
  • Be confident your support is spent wisely on critical services to public libraries that help them and their communities thrive.

Supporters of PLA enable PLA to continue providing members and other librarians with high-quality, low-cost educational workshops, programs, and conferences, as well as special services and advocacy efforts that improve public libraries for everyone. Without your support, much of what PLA offers its members would not be possible.

PLA works with sponsors to support specific events, programs or initiatives and also to support PLA’s general operations. All sponsors are acknowledged for their specific support as well as generally on the PLA website. Depending on the sponsored activity and level of support, recognition may include use of your company logo on the PLA website or promotional material, acknowledgment from the podium during PLA events, recognition in PLA publications such as Public Libraries magazine, and more. PLA will work with corporate, foundation, government and other partners on a case-by-case basis to ensure our mutual needs are met.

Supporters of PLA and public libraries can contribute at any time to help PLA develop future library leaders and support libraries to meet community needs. Visit Donate to ALA to make your gift today.

Interested in Collaborating with PLA?

For more information about becoming a PLA sponsor, please contact Mary Hirsh, Deputy Director of Programs, at 312-280-5039 or For more information about becoming a PLA Conference sponsor, please contact Melissa Faubel Johnson, Meeting and Special Events Planner, at 312-280-5022 or

Join us in thanking these companies and organizations for sponsoring PLA programs and activities:

Current PLA Initiative Sponsors

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For support of digital literacy and digital citizenship education in communities

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

For the Global Libraries Legacy Partnership, African Leadership Training Initiative, Project Outcome, and general operating support




Past PLA Initiative Sponsors

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Community Catalyst

For the Libraries Connecting You to Coverage project


For the Grow with Google project and support to libraries to bring digital skills to their communities

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

For the Inclusive Internship Initiative and the IMLS Latinx Family Engagement project


Knight Foundation

For the Fostering Creative Community Connections program

Microsoft Philanthropies

For support to libraries to increase digital skills and connect communities to devices and low cost broadband

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For the Libraries Connecting You to Coverage project


PLA Conference Sponsors

PLA thanks the sponsors of its 2022 Conference in Portland, OR. Learn more at