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Event PLA 2012 Conference Program Proposals Due Nov. 30, 2010

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 01:15 pm

Calling all great ideas and case studies! There's less than one month left to submit a program proposal for a PLA 2012.

Calling all great ideas and case studies! There's less than one month left to submit a program proposal for a PLA 2012.

At PLA 2012, the majority of concurrent session programs will be 75 minutes long; however there will be several 60 minute programs as well. Preconferences can be one half day, one full day, or one-and-a-half days long. Program topics may include: Facilities, Collections, Staff, Technology, Leadership, Adult Services, Adult Programs, Children’s Services, Young Adult Services, Information/Reference Services, Special Populations, Technical Services, Marketing/Fund-raising/Partnerships, Administration/Management, and Readers’ Advisory.

Proposals may be submitted and updated through the PLA online form until Nov. 30, 2010. After that date, the form will no longer be available, and new proposals will not be accepted. Please note: faxed, emailed, or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Please visit the PLA 2012 site to submit your preconference or program proposal. For more information, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

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Event PLA Book Break on Facebook

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 10:54 am

It's Friday. And that means everyone at PLA is curious to know what all of you have been reading. Take a moment for a PLA Book Break and let us know. Is it worthy of a recommendation or more suitable for the weeding list?

Sometimes a theme (best first lines, scary books, books about love)  is suggested.

It's Friday. And that means everyone at PLA is curious to know what all of you have been reading. Take a moment for a PLA Book Break and let us know. Is it worthy of a recommendation or more suitable for the weeding list?

Sometimes a theme (best first lines, scary books, books about love)  is suggested.

Check in here:http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Public-Library-Association-PLA/224564015619

Every Friday

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Event Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award Deadline (ALA/EMIERT)

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Nov 4, 2010 at 09:05 am

-CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- (repost)

See the website for Selection Criteria and forms: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/index.cfm

Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award-PRACTITIONER

Dear Colleagues,

-CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- (repost)

See the website for Selection Criteria and forms: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/index.cfm

Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award-PRACTITIONER

Dear Colleagues,

The CSK-Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award Committee is receiving nominations for potential recipients of the CSK-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Lifetime Achievement Award.   Please consider nominating a colleague you know who has been passionate in his/her use of African American literature in reading and reading related activities /programs for children and or young adults. 

The potential life-time achievement award practitioner recipient must have literacy/literature/activity type service using African American Literature with youth for a minimum of ten years. Per the criteria guidelines: The practitioner may be

  • A public librarian,
  • An academic librarian,
  • A school librarian (public or private),
  • An educator (Pre K-12)
  • An educator (College/University)
  • A youth literature advocate whose vocation, work, volunteer service, or ongoing promotion of books with and/or on behalf of youth is significant and sustained. 

The Award pays tribute to the quality and magnitude of Virginia Hamilton’s exemplary contributions through her literature and advocacy for children and youth, especially in her focus on African American life, history and consciousness. Nominations must be submitted to ALA by December 15, 2010.

ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach Services
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
olos@ala.org

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Event PLA Awards Deadline is Dec. 1, 2010

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 11:43 am

NEWS
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010

Contact: Amy Sargent

Applications Now Available for Nine PLA Awards

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the 2011 PLA Awards. Members can nominate their colleagues and libraries for PLA Awards through Dec. 1, 2010.

NEWS
For Immediate Release
September 14, 2010

Contact: Amy Sargent

Applications Now Available for Nine PLA Awards

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications for the 2011 PLA Awards. Members can nominate their colleagues and libraries for PLA Awards through Dec. 1, 2010.

This year PLA is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity, and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an honorarium; please visit the website for details on each award.

The awards include:

The PLA Award Nomination Form is open from Sept. 1, 2010 until Dec. 1, 2010. An award jury appointed by the PLA President will review each nomination. Winners will be announced in February 2011. Awards will be presented at ALA 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. (accepting the award in person is not required) For more information, contact the PLA office, (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA or by email pla@ala.org.

PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve, and its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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Discussion USSF Planning Wiki. Detroit 2010 (US Social Forum)

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, May 10, 2009 at 07:10 am

The USSF 2010 which will take place in Detroit  has a Planning Wiki.

Detroit USSF local organizing efforts are facilitated by  five "anchor" organizations:

The USSF 2010 which will take place in Detroit  has a Planning Wiki.

Detroit USSF local organizing efforts are facilitated by  five "anchor" organizations:

 

Report at Radical Reference on Librarian participation at the USSF Social Forum in Atlanta .

Article on Librarians at the USSF Social Forum in Atlanta in The Progressive Librarian 30 (Winter 2007/2008)  "PLG – ¡Presenté! Report from the United States Social Forum," by Elaine Harger & Kathleen de la Peña McCook. 

Just posted: a pdf file report on  the 2007 USSF.

The Social Forum [2007]  succeeded in introducing US-based movements to the open processes, its participatory nature and the opportunities to share and develop sophisticated politics relevant to the current moment.

 

The U.S. Social Forum is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression. The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world.

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Event Webinar: Transforming Our Image: No Explanation Needed

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 09:31 am

Transforming Our Image: No Explanation Needed

A webinar by Valerie J. Gross, presented by the Public Library Association (PLA)

Date(s) & Time(s)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Transforming Our Image: No Explanation Needed

A webinar by Valerie J. Gross, presented by the Public Library Association (PLA)

Date(s) & Time(s)

Monday, November 15, 2010

  • 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
  • 1:00–2:00 PM Central
  • 12:00–1:00 PM Mountain
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific

Registration and more information

See: http://www.pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/elearningatpla/plawebinars/transforming.cfm

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Event CPLA Marketing Workshop

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 02:35 pm

SEE: http://pla.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/cplacourses/index.cfm

 

Marketing

Instructor: Wayne Piper

Course Structure/Delivery:

This two-day program will provide working librarians with the skills and knowledge they need to effectively market the library’s programs and services.  The program is interactive and it includes a variety of group exercises based on a case study about a medium-sized county library with multiple branches.  Using the same case study throughout the training will give participants an opportunity to apply what they are learning in a practical way in the “real” library – and to see the effects of the decisions they make throughout the two-day program. 

At the end of the training program, participants will be able to identify the five standard components of marketing and apply those components effectively as they analyze community data and community needs, link them to the library’s strategic planning priorities, select library products and services that meet community and customer needs, define the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats the library faces when marketing its services, understand the components of a marketing plan, draft an outline of a marketing plan, evaluate the impact of marketing materials and methods, and develop a strategy to measure the success of the library’s marketing efforts.

Full course description (PDF, 50 KB)

Course Fee:  

  • $250 for PLA members and partners
  • $300 for ALA members
  • $400 for non-members

Fee will include all training materials, breaks, and lunch on both days of the workshop.

Course Schedule:  This is a two-day workshop that will be presented in various sites around the country.  The training program schedule for the two days will be:

  • Day 1:  10 am – 12 pm; 1 pm – 5 pm
  • Day 2:  8:30 am – 12 pm; 1 pm – 4:30 pm

In addition, all CPLA candidates will complete two projects.

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Discussion PLA Meetings at ALA Annual Conference

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 01:44 pm

Please consider meeting other members at these 2 events:

Strategic Planning Update and All Committees Meeting, Saturday 8-11 a.m., Marriott at Metro Center, Junior Ballroom (Salons 1-3)

PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation AUDITORIUM SPEAKER SERIES -Will Shortz, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.,Washington Convention Center, Ballroom C (12:30 -Staff, VIPs, Award Winners and Award Sponsors meet)

Please consider meeting other members at these 2 events:

Strategic Planning Update and All Committees Meeting, Saturday 8-11 a.m., Marriott at Metro Center, Junior Ballroom (Salons 1-3)

PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation AUDITORIUM SPEAKER SERIES -Will Shortz, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.,Washington Convention Center, Ballroom C (12:30 -Staff, VIPs, Award Winners and Award Sponsors meet)

A full list of meetings is attached below. Not all meetings are open and most committees are meeting at the Strategic Planning Update and All Committees Meeting. The Board of Directors Meeting is Saturday 1:30 p.m., Washington Convention Center, 159 A/B

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Event Annual Conference 2011 Program Proposal Deadline Extended to 6-1-10

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 01:45 pm

Dear PLA Leaders,

It's time to start planning programs for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.  That conference will be held in New Orleans, La., June 23-28, 2011.  A copy of the proposal form is attached.  It will also be available on the PLA web site (www.pla.org, under the Conferences and Events button).  Paper copies of the form [were] available at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston at the PLA All-Committee Meeting and at the PLA table (#24) in the ALA Office (Convention Center, Room 210 A-C).

Dear PLA Leaders,

It's time to start planning programs for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference.  That conference will be held in New Orleans, La., June 23-28, 2011.  A copy of the proposal form is attached.  It will also be available on the PLA web site (www.pla.org, under the Conferences and Events button).  Paper copies of the form [were] available at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston at the PLA All-Committee Meeting and at the PLA table (#24) in the ALA Office (Convention Center, Room 210 A-C).

Some important things to keep in mind: proposals do not need to be sponsored by a committee or other PLA unit; any speaker who has not been formally invited should be identified as a "potential speaker; select program topics that appeal to a wide range of library staff; regional topics are better received at ALA Annual Conference than at PLA National Conference.  A copy of the PLA policies covering speakers is attached to the proposal form.

Deadline for submitting proposals is May 1, 2010 (as of April 2010, the deadline is now June 1, 2010!!!).  They can be sent to my attention at PLA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 or to lbostrom@ala.org.

The PLA 2011 Annual Conference Program Subcommittee will review and approve proposals during the 2010 ALA Annual Conference (June 24-29 in Washington, D.C.).  

PLA programs consistently draw large audiences. During the upcoming Annual Conference, PLA is sponsoring 20 programs and I hope you are planning to attend some of them!  

Please let me know if you have any questions.

[form/ attachment below the signature] http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/pla/plaevents/plaatalaannual/index.cfm

Linda S. Bostrom
Manager, Professional Development
Public Library Association
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL  60611
Phone: 800/545-2433, x5027
Fax: 312/280-5029
lbostrom@ala.org

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