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Oct 2015


Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 215 Innovation Boulevard State College , Pennsylvania 16803
Tel: (814) 863-5000
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2015 PaLA Annual Conference - Pennsylvania Library Association


Event Overview:

By custom, PaLA's annual conference moves around state.  Our goal is to rotate to regional locations - east, west and central - that will allow PaLA members to attend a conference closer to home on a reasonably regular basis.  But a perfect regional rotation is nearly impossible to achieve since final decisions by the board of directors must weigh all important factors including cost, availability of dates, and size and attractiveness of any conference facility.

The conference schedule includes 75+ conference sessions, 36 poster sessions, a 2-day Library Products & Services Tradeshow, and numerous opportunities for informal networking.

Exhibitor Information:

The PaLA Conference is one of the best ways for library service and product suppliers to connect with the Pennsylvania library community.  The concise exhibit schedule, with no-conflict time and traffic-building programs make for an exceptional return on your investment.

If your company already does business with libraries or would like to reach this market, you can’t afford to miss this show!

PaLA conference attendees search for products and services that will make them more productive in their libraries. Our attendees have indicated that they would like to see more of the following products (in no particular order):

3D Printing
Bibliographic Services
Educational Toys
Efficiency Consultants
Knowledge Sharing Platforms
Maker Supplies
Video Chatting Services

About PaLA:

Founded in 1901, the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) is the state's oldest and most diverse professional library organization serving libraries, library employees, library trustees, and Friends of the Library groups.

PaLA represents more than 1,500 personal, institutional, and commercial members affiliated with public, academic, special, and school libraries throughout the Commonwealth. The association represents the profession in Harrisburg and provides opportunities for professional growth, leadership development, and continuing education for librarians.

Past Attendee Statistics: Type of Library: 72% Public Libraries 22% Academic Libraries 6% Other Types of Libraries (Government, Law, School, etc.) Job Title: 49% Director/Administrator 14% Youth Services 18% Adult Services/Reference 5% Public Services/Circulation 4% Technical Services 4% Acquisitions/Collection Development/Cataloger 1% Trustee/Consultant 5% Other (Student, Retired, Friend)
Sponsorship Details:
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for several events, and at various levels, but opportunities are limited! Sponsors are acknowledged in the conference program book, at the event sponsored, on the new conference mobile app and at the Closing Luncheon. In addition, most sponsors receive complimentary conference program ads and are named on the PaLA conference web page with a link to their own web site.


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