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Shine On: Talent!

PaLA Conference Special Event: Shine On -Talent!

FAQs & Performer Registration

Monday, October 14, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Bayfront Convention Center, Erie, PA

We're extending an invitation to all Musicians, Magicians, Storytellers and more to provide video snippets of your library programs to be showcased to an audience of library professionals during the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!  

About Your Host

The Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the oldest professional library organization serving all types of libraries throughout the Commonwealth. Established in 1901, with a membership of nearly 1400, the 501(c)(3) organization provides continuing education opportunities and advocacy efforts for the library community at large.  

Event Demographic

Held annually, the PaLA Conference attracts nearly 600 library workers and supporters from across the state by providing them with a variety of continuing education, supplier resources and networking opportunities during the four-day event.  Approximately 75% of attendees are from public libraries, 20% from academic libraries and the remainder from government, school, medical or corporate libraries.

Past attendee surveys indicate that 93% of conference participants have input on purchases for their library -- of these, 65% are final decision makers.

Event Location

The 2019 PaLA Conference and "Shine On: Talent" event will take place at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay.

Event Description

The 2019 PaLA Conference and "Shine On: Talent" event will feature 5-minute video presentations by talented musicians, magicians, puppeteers, storytellers and anyone who presents library programs for family audiences.  These video presentations will be displayed to an audience of library professionals looking to book programs for their libraries.  In addition, a printed directory of available performers will be provided to each attendee of the event.

Participation Fees

A 5-minute video presentation + full page ad in performer directory - $125

Full-page ad in the directory only - $75

Is this the opportunity you need to highlight your program?  Register today!


Questions?  Contact event co-chairs, Tracy Blair (Corry Public Library) or Annie Welsh (Oil City Library). 

Contact Us

220 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
717-766-7663 Phone
717-766-5440 Fax
800-622-3308 (PA Only)