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October 16 - 19, 2016
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Pocono Manor, PA

Pennsylvania librarians will congregate at the exciting, brand new Kalahari Resort in the Poconos for the  2016 PaLA Annual Conference.   The conference schedule will include more than 65 conference sessions, 48 poster sessions, a 2-day Library Products & Services Expo, and numerous opportunities for informal networking among attendees and exhibitors.

Conference Planning Committee

The 2016 Conference Planning Committee is hard at work under the direction of chair, Cindy DeLuca, director of the Barrett Paradise Friendly Library.  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 Cindy, or the appropriate committee chair on the Committee Roster.

Call for Session Proposals - Closed

Thank you to all that submitted proposals, we appreciate your dedication to PaLA and to Pennsylvania’s libraries!  Stay tuned for the PaLA Conference Registration Brochure, to be available in late July, to view all of the excellent programs to take place during the conference!

Call for Posters - Closed

Poster Sessions are a great way for librarians to share information about successful ideas or programs with their colleagues.  The exchange is informal and interactive.  Poster Sessions will be held on Monday & Tuesday, October 17 & 18.   MORE INFORMATION


Attendee registration will begin in late July.

Exhibitor registration is now open.  Visit the Exhibitor Information Page for more information and to register.

Hotel Information

Instructions on how to make a hotel reservation at Kalahari Resort will be included with your conference registration confirmation.  Our block of rooms is available during the conference from Sunday – Tuesday at the rate of $159/room and  includes admission to the water park for up to 4 guests -- consider bringing your family to explore this family-friendly destination!

The conference block expires at midnight EST on September 15, 2016.  Reservations received after this date will be subject to prevailing room rates and availability.  Cancellations made 72 hours, or more prior to arrival date will be subject to a $25 processing fee.  Cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to arrival will forfeit the entire deposit amount.

Exhibitor Information

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.  Read More

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