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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.

Contact the event managers listed below for more information about how you can participate at the 2016 PaLA Annual Conference - Pennsylvania Library Association.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/16/2016 - 10/19/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Publishing
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Miscellaneous, Publishing, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 1,000
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.)

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)
Venue: Kalahari Resort
Venue Phone: (877) 525-2427
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:Kalahari Resort
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:Nearly 70 (2014) (Previous Year)
Show Owner:PaLA
Show Manager:PaLA
Sponsorship: Yes
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
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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2014 Exhibitor List:

ABDO Publishing
Auto-Graphics, Inc
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
Brodart Company
Capstone Press
Cavendish Square
Clarion University of PA
Combined Book Exhibit
Comprise Technologies
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
Infobase Learning
Infovision Software, Inc.
INGRAM Content Group
Innovative Interfaces*
J.P. Jay Associates, Inc.
JanWay Company
Joel & Sinclair Associates, LLP
Lerner Publishing Group
Library Interiors Inc.
Mason Crest
Midwest Tapes
myON Reader
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
Newcomer Associates
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.
Recorded Books
Reynolds Business Systems, Inc.
Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.
Rosen Publishing
Salem Press
Sebco Books
State Library of Pennsylvania
Sunesys, LLC
Teacher Created Materials Library
Tech Logic
Thomas Klise/Crimson Multimedia
TLC - The Library Corporation
University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences
Utica National Insurance Group
World Book, Inc.
WTW Architects

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