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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.
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):
Knowledge Sharing Platforms
Video Chatting Services
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.
Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2015 PaLA Annual Conference - Pennsylvania Library Association? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.
|Conference/Event Dates:||10/04/2015 - 10/07/2015|
|Other Industries:||Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Miscellaneous, Publishing, Technology|
|Audience:||Librarians from all Levels of Management|
|Notes:||Past Attendee Statistics:
Type of Library:
72% Public Libraries
22% Academic Libraries
6% Other Types of Libraries (Government, Law, School, etc.)
14% Youth Services
18% Adult Services/Reference
5% Public Services/Circulation
4% Technical Services
4% Acquisitions/Collection Development/Cataloger
5% Other (Student, Retired, Friend)
|Venue:||Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel|
|Venue Phone:||(800) 233-7505|
|Venue Type:||Indoor - Convention Center|
|Official Conference Hotel:||Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel|
|Conference Hotel URL:||http://www.thepennstaterhotel.psu.edu/|
|Number of Exhibitors:||Nearly 70 (2014) (Previous Year)|
|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.|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|10' x 8'||$725||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|Open Corner||Additional $35.00 / Prices are subject to change.||Water:||n/a|
|Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Yes|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a|
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2014 Exhibitor List:
Baker & Taylor
Basch Subscriptions Inc., a Prenax Company/The Reference Shelf
BMI Digital ReeL
Book Systems, Inc.
Books Galore, Inc.
Bound to Stay Bound Books
Boyds Mills Press (a division of Highlights Press)
Britannica Digital Learning
Clarion University of PA
Combined Book Exhibit
Crabtree Publishing Company
Drexel University, College of Computing & Informatics*
EBSCO Information Services*
Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Ex Libris North America
Fax24 Fax & Scan Service
Findaway World, LLC
Grey House & Financial Ratings Series
Infovision Software, Inc.
INGRAM Content Group
J.P. Jay Associates, Inc.
Joel & Sinclair Associates, LLP
Lerner Publishing Group
Library Interiors Inc.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Nori Media Group
Pearls with a Purpose
Pennsylvania Integrated Library System, Inc. (PaILS)*
Penn State Press (of the Pennsylvania State University)
Plymouth Rocket Inc.
Quality Books Inc.
Reynolds Business Systems, Inc.
Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
State Library of Pennsylvania
Teacher Created Materials Library
Thomas Klise/Crimson Multimedia
TLC - The Library Corporation
University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences
Utica National Insurance Group
World Book, Inc.