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2018 Conference Information

Pennsylvania Library Association
2018 Conference & Expo
October 14 - 17, 2018
Harrisburg Hilton

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the oldest professional library organization serving all types of libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The PaLA Conference provides the library community with a variety of continuing education, supplier resources and networking opportunities during this important event. 

 We hope you will join us this year as we return to Harrisburg, the State Capitol, October 14 - 17, 2018 at the Hilton Harrisburg.



Conference Planning Committee

The 2018 Conference Planning Committee is hard at work under the direction of chair, Sara Edmiston, Community Relations Librarian for the Adams County Library System.  Stay tuned for the announcement of the conference theme and details regarding speakers, as they unfold.  If you would like to volunteer to serve on a committee, please feel free to contact Sara, or the appropriate committee chair on the Committee Roster.

Call for Presenters - Closed

Thank you to all that submitted proposals, we appreciate your willingness to share your expertise with Pennsylvania's library community.  Our Programming Committee will be reviewing proposals during the coming weeks for selection and scheduling and will communicate with all regarding program acceptance by mid-May.

Call for Posters - Coming May 2018

Poster Sessions will take place Monday & Tuesday during the conference and are a great way for librarians to informally share information about successful ideas or programs with their colleagues. The Call for Posters will take place after program proposals have been reviewed and selected.

Poster FAQs


The Library Products & Services Expo offers one of the best opportunities to reach decision-makers in the Pennsylvania library community.  This two-day show offers a concise schedule in an environment that promotes interaction with attendees through no-conflict exhibit time, exhibit hall activities and informal networking opportunities.

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Attendee registration will begin in July.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Harrisburg Hilton at the conference rate of $144/night plus applicable occupancy taxes. (Currently,11%) Parking in the adjacent Walnut Street Garage is complimentary for conference participants.  Information regarding lodging reservations will be released when conference registration opens this summer.

Contact Us

220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-766-7663 Phone
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800-622-3308 (PA Only)