Pennsylvania Library Association
2018 Conference & Expo
October 14 - 17, 2018
The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the oldest professional library organization serving all types of libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The PaLA Conference provides the library community with a variety of continuing education, supplier resources and networking opportunities during this important event.
We hope you will join us this year as we return to Harrisburg, the State Capitol, October 14 - 17, 2018 at the Hilton Harrisburg.
Conference Planning Committee
The 2018 Conference Planning Committee is hard at work under the direction of chair, Sara Edmiston, Community Relations Librarian for the Adams County Library System. If you would like to volunteer to serve on a committee, please feel free to contact Sara, or the appropriate committee chair on the Committee Roster.
Attendee registration is now open!
The Library Products & Services Expo offers one of the best opportunities to learn about the latest products and services for your library -- all under one roof! This two-day show offers a concise schedule in an environment that promotes interaction with exhibitors through no-conflict exhibit time, refreshment breaks, walk-around lunches and other informal networking opportunities.
Who will have a presence? Confirmed 2018 Exhibitors
Want to reach decision-makers in the Pennsylvania library community? Exhibitor Information
Want to check out some of the local dining on your own or plan your own group dinner? Here are some committee suggestions: Restaurants in the 'Burg
Note: some of these area restaurants are offering discounts for conference attendees. Just show your badge and save!
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Harrisburg Hilton at the conference rate of $144/night plus applicable occupancy taxes. (Currently,11%) Parking in the adjacent Walnut Street Garage is complimentary for conference participants. Reserve a room in the Pennsylvania Library Association Conference Block by calling the hotel directly at 717-233-6000 or reserve a room online through our group reservation page.
09/07/2018 UPDATE: THE HOTEL BLOCK AT THE HILTON IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. OTHER LODGING OPTIONS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LOCAL HOTELS:
(In order of proximity to the Hilton)
Crowne Plaza Harrisburg (a short, two-block walk)
Quality Inn Riverfront (.7 miles south)
Radisson Penn Harris Hotel (2.5 miles away on the West Shore) Free surface lot parking
Hilton Garden Inn, Harrisburg East (4.1 miles away) Free surface lot parking