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2013 Conference Presenters

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 conference attendees.

Go to:


password: handouts

Upload Instructions

  • Folders 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.
  • Click 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.
  • Please 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:

  • Please name your documents appropriately. Including keywords of your presentation title
  • If 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.
  • The 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

 Providing Your Own Handouts?

 If 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.

 A/V Needs

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

Presenter Registration

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 the regular attendee registration links found on the PaLA website.

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:

Presenter full conference attendance (Includes any two breakfast of lunch events.)

Presenter 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.


Finally, 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!


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