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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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Event Virtual Conference Registration opens (PLA National Conference)

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 09:56 am

PLA Virtual Conference

Virtual Conference programming will consist of live programming on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26. The virtual conference will consist of five hour-long, live programs on each day. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA's session preference survey. Each day also will include a lunch-time author interview and a closing session 'happy hour' event for attendees to get together and discuss the day's programming. Programming schedule will be available soon. Registration opens on January 11, 2010.

Virtual Conference registration costs are as follows:
PLA Members - $215
ALA Members - $270
Nonmembers - $310
Students - $85
 
Institutional Rates:
Up to three attendees - $335
4-9 attendees - $635
10 or more attendees $1035

Registration for Virtual Conference opens on January 11, 2010.  For more information email pla@ala.org or call 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5PLA.

Advance Registration for PLA National Conference ends February 19, 2010.

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Discussion PLA's Meetings at ALA Midwinter

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, January 15-20, 2010

ALA Midwinter Meeting, Boston, January 15-20, 2010
PLA Meeting Start Time End Time Date Location Room
All Committee Meeting 8:00 AM 11:00 AM 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Annual Conference 2010/2011 Program Subcmtes. TBD 11: 00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
PLA Board of Directors Meeting 1:30 PM 5:30 PM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 102B
Budget and Finance Committee 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Communities of Practice Task Force TBD 11:00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural….Award Jury Closed Mtg.10:30 AM 12 Noon 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Alcott
Endowment Task Force 9:30 AM 11: 00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Every Child Ready to Read Evaluation Task Force Closed Mtg. 8AM 12 Noon 1/17/10 Westin Waterfront Independence
Highsmith Library Innovation Award Jury Closed Mtg.10:30 AM 12 Noon 1/18/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 212
Intellectual Freedom Advisory Group TBD 11:00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
Leadership Task Force 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 1/15/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 160B
Legislative Advisory Group 9:30 AM 11:00 AM (at latest) 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
National Conference 2010 Committee Closed Mtg. 12 Noon 2:00 PM 1/15/10 Westin Waterfront Independence
National Conference 2010 Program Subcommittee 1:30 PM 5:30 PM 1/17/10 Seaport Hotel Flagship
Nominating 2011 Committee Closed Mtg. 4:00 PM 5:30 PM 1/17/10 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 258C
Past Presidents Breakfast Closed Mtg. 8AM 9:00 AM 1/18/10 Seaport Hotel Lighthouse II (as of 12/3/09)
Public Libraries Advisory Committee 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 1/16/10 Boston Park Plaza Georgian
The attachment provides the above information in Excel.  
   
         
         
         
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Event PLA Awards application/nomination deadline

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 01:48 pm

Nominate a Winner for a PLA Award

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2010 PLA Awards. Members can nominate their colleagues and libraries via the PLA Web site, www.pla.org.  The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 14, 2009.
PLA awards include the:

Nominate a Winner for a PLA Award

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2010 PLA Awards. Members can nominate their colleagues and libraries via the PLA Web site, www.pla.org.  The deadline for submitting an application is Dec. 14, 2009.
PLA awards include the:

•    Allie Beth Martin Award, which honors a librarian who, in a public library setting, has demonstrated extraordinary range and depth of knowledge about books or other library materials and is distinguished by the ability to share that knowledge;
•    Baker & Taylor Entertainment Audio Music/Video Product Award, which promotes the development of a circulating Audio Music/Video collection in a public library
•    Charlie Robinson Award, which honors a public library director who, over a period of seven years, has been a risk taker, an innovator and/or a change agent in a public library.
•    DEMCO New Leaders Travel Grant, which serves to enhance the professional development of public librarians new to the field by making possible their attendance at major professional development activities.
•    EBSCO Excellence in Small and/or Rural Library Service Award, which honors a public library serving a population of 10,000 or less that demonstrates excellence of service to its community.
•    Gordon M. Conable Award, which honors a public library staff member, a library trustee or a public library, that has demonstrated a commitment to intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.
•    Highsmith Library Innovation Award, which recognizes a library’s innovative and creative service program to the community.
•    Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award, which honors a library worker, librarian, or library that has used technology and innovative thinking to improve library services.
•    Romance Writers of America Library Grant, which provides a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming.

PLA award juries, appointed by the PLA president, will review the entries and select recipients at the ALA 2010 Midwinter Meeting.  Award winners will be announced in February 2010, and each recipient will be honored at the PLA President’s Reception and Awards Presentation held during the ALA 2010 Annual Conference.

For more information, contact the PLA office,(800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or by e-mail, pla@ala.org (Julianna Kloeppel, Program Coordinator).  To apply or nominate a colleague for an award, visit PLA’s Web site at www.pla.org. PLA is a division of the American Library Association.

deadline extended 11/10/09

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Discussion Labor's Last Stand. The Employee Free Choice Act.

by Kathleen McCook on Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 08:19 am

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

The corporate campaign to kill the Employee Free Choice Act. Chamber of Commerce's campaign against EFCA.

 ALA-APA supports the Employee Free Choice Act.

The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) is critical piece of workers' rights legislation that will:

 

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Discussion Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group at ALA Annual 2009

by Melissa DeWild (non-member) on Wed, May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm

The ALCTS CMDS/RUSA CODES Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group is meeting on Monday, July 13, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM in the Chicago Hilton, Lake Erie room to discuss current topics of interest in collection development. Anyone interested in collection development and management is welcome to attend!

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