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Public Library Association 2010 Virtual Conference

The Public Library Association (PLA) presents a Virtual Conference produced by LearningTimes for those who cannot attend the PLAY 2010 National Conference in person in Portland. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA's session preference survey. Each day also will include a lunchtime author interview and a closing session 'happy hour' event.  

PLA 2010 Virtual Conference - Registration Now Open

PLA is offering a great way to participate in and enjoy conferences, even if you can't be there in person. A Virtual Conference will be held during the upcoming PLA 2010 National Conference.  The Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26, 2010. The virtual conference will include five hour-long, live programs on each day, plus an hour long author interview. Programs are chosen from among the highest rated in PLA's session preference survey. Each day also will include a lunchtime author interview and a closing session 'happy hour' event for attendees to get together and discuss the day's programming.  Register online here or print out the registration form (.pdf) and fax or mail it in.

The Virtual Conference will feature panel discussions, author interviews, interactive workshops, and chats with colleagues, all from the comfort of your computer.  You'll be able to participate in sessions like:

  • If You Didn't Work Here Would You Come Here?
  • Cross-Over Readers Advisory
  • LITA's Top Technology Trends
  • Inside the Author's Studio - Donna Seaman interviews Mary Roach
  • Marketing as Conversation: How to Interact with Your Community Through Your Website
  • Cracking the Code- Beyond Dewey: Words Vs. Numbers
  • Adrift or Right on Target: Perspectives on Floating Collections
  • Advanced Black Belt Librarians: The Top Ten Security Issues in Public Libraries
  • Inside the Author's Studio-Donna Seaman interviews Debra Gwartney
  • Books: The Top 5 of the Top 5
  • Shortcuts to Greatness: Or Ten Things That Great Libraries Know and Maybe You Don't
  • Happy Hour/Wrap-Up

The PLA Virtual Conference also includes:

Inside the Author's Studio
Each day, Donna Seaman of Booklist will interview notable authors exclusively for the Virtual Conference audience. 

Audio Poster Sessions
An important element of the conference experience, Virtual Conference attendees are welcome to explore our audio poster session which features PowerPoint presentations or Web tours with audio narration. As part of the last PLA National Conference (2008), we offered twenty poster sessions for attendees to peruse, on topics like Early Literacy, Website Accessibility, Cataloging Video Games, Public/Academic Library Collaboration, and Impact of Library Outreach. We also featured poster sessions on library programming like 52 Books - 52 Weeks, A.R.T. Revolution forTeens, Local History, and more.

Access to Archived Programming for One Year
All virtual conference registrants will have access to archived Virtual Conference programming for one year after the event.

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March 15, 2010  |   LearningTimes News

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