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2016 Conference - A Review & Resources
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For the first time in 25 years, Pennsylvania librarians returned to the Poconos for the 2016 PaLA Annual Conference which took place October 16 - 19, 2016 at the exciting new Kalahari Resort and Conference Center .  A total of 899 librarians, exhibitors and speakers congregated to participate in nearly 70 educational sessions, 48 poster sessions, a two-day Library Products & Services Expo, and numerous opportunities for informal networking among attendees and exhibitors.  Conference Program Book

Planning is underway to return to Kalahari for the 2020 conference to take place in April 2020. 

Conference Planning Committee

The 2016 Conference Planning Committee,under the direction of chair, Cindy DeLuca, worked hard to provide an exceptional event and should be congratulated on their efforts.

 Committee Roster

Conference Sponsors

The conference is made possible, and affordable, through the generosity of our sponsors.  PaLA sincerely thanks this important group of companies and organizations!

Sponsor Acknowledgement

Conference Photo Gallery


Many conference presenters shared their expertise in nearly 70 breakout sessions that took place throughout the conference.  download the handouts

Library Products & Services Expo

Interaction between conference attendees and our exhibitor partners is crucial to the success of the conference and benefits all!  Attendees were encouraged to visit with our exhibit partners to learn of the latest in library products & services.  2016 Exhibitor List

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.

Information regarding early-bird sign-ups for the 2017 conference will be provided to current exhibitors in late November.  Potential exhibitors are invited to check back to this website in spring 2017 for the show demographics and exhibitor registration information.

2017 Exhibitor Information

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