Pennsylvania librarians returned to Pittsburgh for the 2017 PaLA Annual Conference which took place October 15 - 18, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Pittsburgh - Green Tree. Over 700 librarians, exhibitors and speakers congregated to participate in more than 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 Booklet
Conference Planning Committee
The 2017 Conference Planning Committee,under the direction of chair, Dana Farabaugh, worked hard to provide an exceptional event and should be congratulated on their efforts. Committee Roster
Many conference presenters shared their expertise during the breakout and poster sessions that took place throughout the conference. All conference attendees have been sent a link to the conference handouts page. Please continue to check back to the page as handouts continue to be uploaded.
Conference Photo Gallery
Check out photos from the event as a reminder of the good times, educational opportunities and connections made. If you missed it this year -- plan to join us in 2018 at the Harrisburg Hilton!
The conference wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We encourage you to thank this wonderful group of contributors! 2017 Conference Sponsors
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. 2017 Exhibitor Partners
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.
Plan to join us in 2018!