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Event 9/30/14 Deadline for PLA Leadership Academy Applications

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

Please read the registration details for application requirements. Letters of recommendation are needed before the deadline.

http://www.ala.org/pla/education/leadershipacademy

 

Discussion Exhibit with ALA or PLA

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:41 am

Potential Exhibitors:

If you’re interested in exhibiting at ALA Midwinter in January 2015, please see: http://exhibitors.ala.org/

If you would like to exhibit at PLA 2016 in Denver, CO (April 5-9), please contact Carly DiVito at Corcoran Expositions at 312-541-0567 or carly@corcexpo.com.

PLA also has advertising opportunities in our publications. Some details are available here: http://www.ala.org/pla/publications/advertise

Event Bundle Midwinter and Annual Conference Registration opens September 9, 2014

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/midwinter-meeting

Registration and housing for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits open October 1, 2014.

(Bundle registration for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference is open September 9-30, 2014. Bundle registrants may book Midwinter housing starting September 9.)

Discussion District Dispatch from the ALA Washington Office

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 09:54 am

Reading up on E-Rate and other legislation? Don't forget to check out District Dispatch. District Dispatch is the official blog of the American Library Association’s Washington Office. http://www.districtdispatch.org/

Discussion Submit a Program Proposal for Annual Conference 2015

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 08:58 am

The call for proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference (June 25-30, San Francisco) is underway.  Instructions and a link to the proposal form can be found on this page http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual/proposal

The application deadline is 11:59 PM Central on August 15, 2014.

Discussion PLA at ALA Annual Conference

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 04:00 pm

Please see: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/alaannual for Scheduler links and a full list of PLA programs.

Discussion NMRT wants volunteers at Annual Conference

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 09:32 am

Correction- Volunteers are needed Saturday for NMRT.

The NMRT Resume Review Service needs volunteers to work as booth greeters Saturday, June 28, from 10 am until noon. If you can volunteer for any of that time, we need your help! The booth greeters’ most important duty is to keep things running on time. They sign the reviewees in, escort them to their reviewer’s table, and remind them when their 30 minute appointment is over.

Correction- Volunteers are needed Saturday for NMRT.

The NMRT Resume Review Service needs volunteers to work as booth greeters Saturday, June 28, from 10 am until noon. If you can volunteer for any of that time, we need your help! The booth greeters’ most important duty is to keep things running on time. They sign the reviewees in, escort them to their reviewer’s table, and remind them when their 30 minute appointment is over.

To volunteer follow this link: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/. Fill out the volunteer form and click “Submit.”

If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nicolespoor@gmail.com), using “2014 Conference RRS Booth Greeter” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

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Discussion Volunteer for PLA Juries and Committees

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 02:50 pm

 

 

Please access the committee volunteer form from this page: http://www.ala.org/pla/about/committees

 

This is what the first page looks like:

Public Library Association (PLA) Committee Volunteer Form

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out the form below.

 

 

Please access the committee volunteer form from this page: http://www.ala.org/pla/about/committees

 

This is what the first page looks like:

Public Library Association (PLA) Committee Volunteer Form

To be a thriving, vibrant organization, PLA must have committed and active committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out the form below.

The Committee Volunteer Form consists of four screens. Once you reach the end of a screen, you will need to press continue. At the end of the fourth screen, make sure you press submit before closing the form.

Start by building your profile and adding any experience you have with organizations and volunteer committees. If you are interested in volunteering to be a PLA Representative to an ALA Committee, please indicate that interest in the box titled, "I am interested in serving as a representative to a division, roundtable or ALA committee or assembly."

When you finalize the first screen, press "Continue." The next screen includes a list of PLA Committees. Select up to three committees then press "Submit."

Make sure you read the confirmation page that follows to ensure it reflects your choices. Press "Submit" if it is correct, or "Reset" if you need to reselect. When you "Submit" the form, a final confirmation page follows. Please print it for your records.

When you have completed the form's four pages, your information will be available to the PLA appointing officer(s) and the PLA office. Appointing officers will carefully consider your requests and preferences. If you are appointed to a committee, one to two year terms begin following the ALA Annual Conference. Appointments are made primarily in the spring.

Committee members must:

  • Be a member of PLA
  • Anticipate attending Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings during the term of office and must be able to participate in the meetings and activities of the committees (ALA Policy)
  • Have an interest in the work of the committee
  • Be able to work between conferences.

Descriptions or charges of the PLA committees are available on PLA.org

You are welcome to volunteer year-round.

On behalf of the PLA Board of Directors, thank you for taking the time to volunteer.

 


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Discussion List: PLA Committees on ALAConnect

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 04:11 pm

 

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Welcome to Connect @ PLA, a virtual community for PLA personal members to share knowledge and seek assistance from colleagues on any topic related to public library service. Post ideas, questions, links to interesting information—anything you wish to share or engage over. We recommend you request e-mail notifications of posts to the group, so new posts and comments will be sent directly to your in-box. If you’re not used to logging on to ALA Connect each day, this is a great way to make sure you don’t miss anything. To receive e-mail notifications, click “My subscriptions” in the right hand column, then click the checkbox to the right of the PLA (Public Library Association) group is checked. Additional instructions are available at http://www.ala.org/pla/connect.

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