Virtual conference

PLA opens registration for the 2022 virtual conference

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering another opportunity for public library workers who cannot attend the PLA 2022 conference in Portland, Oregon. The PLA 2022 virtual conference schedule has been enhanced and expanded to offer live programming during all three days of the in-person conference, March 23-25. Attendees can also participate in a virtual conference Happy Hour, author interviews, and live streams of the Opening session with Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Big Ideas Series and the Closing session with Kal Penn.

PLA 2022 Virtual Conference will feature eleven premier live stream slots educational programming, with two programs to choose from in each location. Here are some examples, subject to change:

• BIG IDEA: A roadmap for inclusion, diversity, equity and access

• Clarity and Kindness: Setting Boundaries in Outreach Work

• Create meaningful connections in a hybrid environment

• Effective security strategies: empower staff to deal with disruptive behavior

• Engaging Readers: English/Spanish research-based literacy activities for K-3 students

• Leverage staff talents to create your strategic vision

• On a Dime: pivoting to a new approach to summer learning

• Traffic on the rise in times of COVID-19

• Rolling web accessibility training for library staff in all positions

• The Pursuit of Happiness: Community Well-Being as an Outcome of the Library

Individual and group registration options are available. Advanced registration pricing is available until February 18. For groups of 10 or more participants, PLA offers a 10% discount on each individual registration. All registrants will have access to virtual conference programming for one year after the event. Visit the Virtual conference website to learn more and register.

Offered every two years, the PLA conference is the premier event for public libraries, attracting thousands of librarians, library support staff, administrators, friends and library vendors from across the country and around the world. PLA 2022 will be held March 23-25 ​​in Portland, Oregon. For more details, visit the PLA Conference website. For information on other PLA events and programs, contact the PLA office at [email protected] or (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit

About the Association of Public Libraries

The Public Library Association (PLA) is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small, in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or [email protected].