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2019 Conference A Review & Resources



Bayfront Convention Center
One Sassafras Pier
Erie, Pennsylvania



The PaLA 2019 Conference, Shine On! took place at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie's Presque Isle Bay from October 13 - 16, 2019.  Nearly 600 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 Planning Committee

 The 2019 Conference Planning Committee, under the direction of chair, Paula Collins, planned and executed a memorable event! Congratulate them for their efforts. Committee Roster



Educational & Networking Opportunities

The 2019 Conference offered a wealth of opportunity for attendees to explore the area, network with their peers and learn from experts in the field.

Conference Program Booklet

Keynote Presenters


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!  2019 Conference Sponsors

Library Products & Services Expo

The Library Products & Services Expo offers one of the best opportunities for attendees to connect with library suppliers to learn of the latest innovations for libraries. 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. In addition to numerous returning exhibitor partners, we were pleased to welcome more than a dozen new partners at the 2019 show!  2019 Exhibitor Partners

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