Dear PaLA Conference Presenter:
We thank you for your participation in the PaLA Conference in Seven Springs and are looking forward to your presentation.
To help you prepare for your presentation, we've included a few handy links to enable you to upload handouts, obtain attendance counts for your session, and/or contact a member of the technical arrangements committee regarding A/V questions/concerns.
You may begin uploading handouts to a DropBox
account that a member of the program committee has created for this
purpose. From the DropBox account, the
committee will move the documents to a Google sites website for access by
Go to: www.dropbox.com
are organized by Day of the Week, then Time Slot. Locate and click on the
correct folder for your handouts. Example: You present Sunday at
2:00pm, your handouts should be uploaded into the Sunday/2 pm folder.
on the upload button and choose which files to upload. (Take care to name the file so that it can be easily associated with your session.) Once
uploaded, you are done and can log out.
note that your handouts will be made public via a website the week before
the conference. This procedure is for internal use only.
Helpful hints to help us easily identify the handouts for your session for the attendees:
name your documents appropriately. Including keywords of your presentation title
you have several documents, feel free to create your own folder within
your time slot. Please name it the title of your presentation, then provide a descriptive title for the individual handouts placed in the folder.
DropBox will be checked periodically to remove large files so we don’t
encounter size limit issues.
- If you accidentally delete a file that is not yours, or a folder is
missing, or any other questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Providing Your Own Handouts?
you prefer to prepare and distribute your own handouts to attendees at your session,
you may review estimated attendance counts here. (Excel) Please note that the document is divided by tabs for each conference day. We recommend that you plan for 10% over the published attendance count for walk-ins and on-site registrants.
Your A/V needs were solicited via the session set-up form last month. The Technical Arrangements Committee is working to secure the equipment needed for presentations and will be on-site to deliver and set-up the equipment for your session.
We have great news! We've been able to make arrangements so that every meeting room will have wireless Internet access. This means that all presentations may plan to use the Internet, if preferred.
Please note that due to concurrent sessions, access to the meeting room
is limited to 15 minutes prior to the session time. Equipment will not be set up earlier than this for security reasons. Please be assured that the committee will have your equipment set up and ready in time for your presentation.
The committee has received contact information for the key presenter of each session and will contact that individual should questions arise regarding your equipment needs or to impart instructional information.
Technical Arrangements Committee Co-chair Contact Information:
Alex Kirby, Penn Highlands Community College
Kelly Clever, Seton Hill University
For general information regarding the conference, please contact Kim Snyder, PaLA Education & Finance Manager
the 2013 Conference Committee has requested that presenters
who are Pennsylvania librarians register for the conference. It is the
committee’s hope that all presenters, especially, Pennsylvania librarians, will
support their state association and take advantage of the excellent programming
and networking opportunities available during the conference by registering to
attend, at a minimum, on the day of his/her presentation. Please note
that the registration requirement does not apply to non-librarians, nor to
librarians working/living out of state.
All conference presenters can register for the conference at
the earlybird PaLA member rate of $95 for one day attendance, or $235 for full
conference attendance. Presenters who are PaLA members can register via
attendee registration links found on the
If you are not a PaLA member, please register for the
conference via the following special links, which
will provide you with the member rate:
full conference attendance (Includes any two breakfast of lunch events.)
daily conference attendance (Meal events are at an additional fee.)
If you’ve already registered – great! Please note that registration
must take place on or before October 18, 2013.
we wanted to remind you that PaLA has reserved a block of rooms for conference
participants at Seven
Springs Mountain Resort at the special rate of $134/night + 9% occupancy
taxes. To make a reservation, call 866-437-1300 and ask for a room
in the PA Library Association block. (8 a.m. - 9 p.m., Mon. - Sat.
or 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sun.) A deposit of one night's lodging is required at
the time of your reservation. The conference block expired September 20, however, rooms may still be available. (A deposit of one night's stay is required for all registrations.)
See you in the Springs!