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Pennsylvania librarians gathered in the state capital for the 2018 PaLA Conference which took place October 14 - 17, 2018 at the Hilton Harrisburg.  Over 700 librarians, exhibitors and speakers congregated to participate in more than 100 educational 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 2018 Conference Planning Committee,under the direction of chair, Sara Edmiston, 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. 

Conference Sponsors

The conference wouldn't be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.  We encourage you to thank this wonderful group of contributors!  2018 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.  2018 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.

Conference Photo Gallery

Check out photos from the event as a reminder of the good times, educational opportunities and connections made.  (Stay tuned -- photos to come!)

If you missed it this year -- Plan to join us in 2019 at the fabulous Bayfront Convention Center in Erie!  

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800-622-3308 (PA Only)