Thursday, April 7 & Friday, April 8
PLA is offering a great way to participate in and enjoy the PLA Conference, even if you can’t be there in person. The PLA 2016 Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews and opportunities for networking. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of PLA 2016, even if you can’t be there in person! Registration deadline extended to 4:30 PM Central on March 30, 2016.
All times are Mountain.
Thursday, April 7
|8:45–9:00 AM||Introduction and Welcome|
|9:00–10:00 AM||How Two Libraries Quit Summer Reading and You Can, Too|
|10:15–11:15 AM||Data Driven Collections: Right-Sizing Library Collections|
|11:30 AM–12:30 PM||Design Thinking at Your Library: Try Try Again|
|12:30–1:45 PM||Lunch Break with Author Interview (1:00–1:30 PM): Guest Lindy West, interviewed by Brendan Dowling|
|1:45–2:45 PM||Bite-Sized Staff Training: Transform Staff Development for Busy Employees|
|3:00–4:00 PM||Designing for Patron Behaviors|
Friday, April 8
|8:45–9:00 AM||Introduction and Welcome|
|9:00–10:00 AM||Extraordinarily Engaged: How Three Libraries are Transforming Their Communities|
|10:15–11:15 AM||Libraries = Education: Reclaiming Our Purpose for the 21st Century|
|11:30 AM–12:30 PM||52 Weeks of STEM at Your Library|
|12:30–1:45 PM||Lunch Break with Author Interview (1:00–1:30 PM): Guest Jim Obergefell, interviewed by Brendan Dowling|
|1:45–2:45 PM||Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents|
|3:00–4:00 PM||Play Your Way to an Engaged Staff|
All Virtual Conference registrants will have access to archived Virtual Conference programming for one year after the event.
Three Easy Ways to Register for the Virtual Conference
Credit cards only.
Mail your completed form with payment to:
5202 Presidents Court, Ste. G100
Frederick, MD 21703
Fax your completed form to:
Credit cards and purchase orders only.
Questions or problems regarding your Virtual Conference registration? Contact Experient at email@example.com or 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada)/847-996-5829 (all other countries). Experient representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Eastern.
Rates & Deadline
Registration deadline extended to 4:30 PM Central on March 30, 2016.
(by 4:30 PM Central on March 30, 2016)
|PLA Personal Members*
CAL Personal Members
|ALA Personal Members||$295|
*Not a member? Become one today and you’ll have the chance to save and receive the discount when you register. ALA and PLA membership is managed by the ALA Membership & Customer Service (MACS) unit. To join, renew, rejoin, or add to your membership, fill out a secure form online; or print and fill out a membership form and fax or mail it in; or call 800-545-2433 and press 5. Direct your membership questions to MACS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-545-2433 and press 5. MACS representatives are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM Central.
For purposes of group registration, a group is defined as people gathered in one room at one location to participate in the Virtual Conference. One group registration entitles your group to one login. This login may not be used on more than one computer. We suggest that groups, especially larger groups, plan ahead to use an LCD/LED projector in the room to project the Virtual Conference. Groups will also want to have speakers or a sound system capable of amplifying the Virtual Conference audio for the entire room. Neither individual nor group registration includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute the Virtual Conference. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please review the technical requirements for the Virtual Conference.
Continuing Education Credits
PLA does not award credit hours, or CEUs, for its Virtual Conference and cannot verify participation. Individual registrants who attend the Virtual Conference will receive a follow up e-mail that could be used to verify attendance. For those participating as part of a group registration (see definition above) we recommend assigning a staff member to take attendance on-site if verification of attendance is needed.