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2020 Conference Information

Pennsylvania Library Association
2020 Conference & Expo
October 18 - 21, 2020
Kalahari Resort in the Poconos








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 Kalahari Resort October 18 - 21, 2020!  This African-themed venue offers a state-of-the-art convention facility as well as America's largest indoor water park.  Attendees will be able to enrich their minds as well as their hearts at this unique family-friendly venue!  African Inspiration.

Conference Planning Committee

The 2020 Conference Planning Committee is hard at work under the direction of chair, Sylvia Orner, Head of Technical Services, Scranton Public Library.  Stay tuned for the announcement of the conference theme and details regarding speakers as they unfold.  If you would like to volunteer to serve on a committee, please contact the appropriate chair to express your interest. 2020 Conference Committee

Call for Presenters - Open NOW!

The conference will offer 60+ breakout sessions on topics of interest to Pennsylvania librarians.  If you are, or know someone who is, an expert on a topic that would be of interest to this group, the conference programming committee invites you to submit a session proposal during the submission period to take place late January through mid-March.
More information and the link to submit a proposal.


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.  More information


Attendee registration will begin in mid-June.

Hotel Information

Instructions on how to make a hotel reservation at Kalahari Resort will be included with your conference registration confirmation.  Our block of rooms is available during the conference from Sunday – Tuesday at the rate of $159/room and  includes admission to the water park for up to 4 guests -- consider bringing your family to explore this family-friendly destination!

Contact Us

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