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Call for Posters & Lightning Talks -- Hurry, May 15 Deadline!

Posted By Kimberly Snyder Wise, Friday, May 10, 2019

This year's conference, Shine On!  will include poster presentations and lightning talks among the educational offerings.  Both provide a forum for library professionals to share their successful ideas or innovations with colleagues without doing a formal presentation.  Poster and Lightning Talk FAQs

All proposal submissions must be made via the online submission form, and the deadline to submit is Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We invite you to join us Sunday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 16 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie's beautiful Presque Isle Bay to shine about your library's latest programs and innovations! 


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Want to Get Excited? Read What's in Store for the 2019 Conference in Erie!

Posted By Kimberly Snyder Wise, Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Want a sneak peek at what is in store for the 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference in Erie?  

With more than 140 session proposals currently under review by our divisions, round tables, and program committee, the conference will include a plethora of top-notch educational sessions.  The challenge will be to narrow down the choices -- Or, better yet, team up with a coworker to tag team the offerings!

In addition to breathtaking views, offered at the Bayfront Convention Center, Erie offers a variety of sites you'll want to check out such as Presque Isle, numerous museums, and of course Erie wine country.

The conference will also feature keynote presentations by Kathy Parry who will give us tips on how to stretch, not snap, when faced with challenge in her Rubber Band Resilient presentation at the Opening Keynote Luncheon.  America's librarian herself, Nancy Pearl, will wrap up the conference with The Pleasures and Perils of a Life of Reading.

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HURRY! The Deadline to Submit a Session Proposal for the PaLA Conference is Quickly Approaching!

Posted By Kimberly Snyder Wise, Tuesday, March 12, 2019

HURRY!  The deadline to submit a session proposal for the PA Library Association Conference is 3 PM this Friday, March 15!

Whether a 5-7 minute Lightning Talk or a full-on 75-minute session, we want to hear about your killer library programs, ideas to engage patrons, new innovations, tips for successful board relations, and more!

The 2019 PaLA Conference will take place October 13 - 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie's beautiful Presque Isle Bay.  You won't want to miss it!


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Call for Presenters for PaLA Conference Opens

Posted By Kimberly Snyder Wise, Friday, January 25, 2019

Call for Presenters - Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 - 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie's beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

NEW, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 - 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics - from successful programs at your library, innovative policies technology that makes your work easier, research that is helping your library, or any idea where you "SHINE ON!" and you want to share.  We'll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods for lightning impact!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won't want to miss it!

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