Thursday, March 13 & Friday, March 14
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 2014 Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14, including five hour-long programs each day, plus author interviews, poster sessions, and opportunities for networking. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA’s session preference survey. Each day also will include a closing session “happy hour” event for attendees to get together and discuss the day’s programming.
All times are Eastern.
Thursday, March 13
|10:45–11:00 AM||Welcome and Intro|
|11:00 AM–12:00 PM||Program I – Do You Know Where Your Librarian Is? Building Relationships Outside the Building|
|12:15–1:15 PM||Program II – ABC – Always Be Circulating: How Public Libraries Meet Demand and Increase Use|
|1:30–2:30 PM||Program III – Developing a Staff Competency Program That Works!|
|3:00–3:30 PM||Author Interview – Erika Johansen|
|3:45–4:45 PM||Program IV – The Most Dangerous Idea of All: Change from the Bottom Up|
|5:00–6:00 PM||Program V – Your Next Book is on Facebook: Using Social Media in Readers’ Advisory|
Friday, March 14
|Friday, March 14||10:45–11:00 AM||Welcome and Intro|
|11:00 AM–12:00 PM||Program I – Technology’s Future at Public Libraries: Staying Relevant in the Digital Age|
|12:15–1:15 PM||Program II – Cheap and Easy: An Introduction to Passive Programming|
|1:30–2:30 PM||Program III – Black Belt Librarians: How to Effectively and Safely Inform Patrons of Library Rules|
|3:00–3:30 PM||Author Interview – Megan McArdle|
|3:45–4:45 PM||Program IV – Meeting Public Service Expectations by Breaking the Service Model|
|5:00–6:00 PM||Program V – Who We Are, What We Do, and Why it Matters: Establishing Our Distinctive Sense of Purpose|
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)
REGISTER BY MAIL
Mail your completed form with payment (check or purchase order) to:
PO Box 4088
Frederick, MD 21705
REGISTER BY FAX
Fax your completed form to:
(credit cards only)
Questions or problems regarding registration? Contact Experient at 866-229-2386 or email@example.com, Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM Central.
Rates & Deadline
(by March 11, 2014)
|PLA Personal Members*
ILF Personal Members
|ALA Personal Members||$285|
*Not a member? Become one today and you’ll have the chance to save and receive the discount when you register. For membership details, visit the PLA website.
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.