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WLA Is Now Accepting Proposals for the 2018 WLA Conference

YakimaProgram proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 WLA Conference October 17-20 at the Yakima Convention Center. This year’s conference theme, “Cultivating Communities, Harvesting Ideas,” honors the bridge-building and innovation happening in and outside of libraries, as well as gives a nod to Yakima’s autumnal agriculture.

Please share this REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS with your library-related networks, program partners, advocate organizations and with any colleagues who may not be WLA members.

All proposals from Academic, Public, School, and Special library staff and advocates will be considered, as will those from community partners. Please reach out to the dynamic presenters in your communities or share your own skills and experience by leading a session or workshop.

  • Proposals are due no later than Monday, April 16.
  • The person who submitted the proposal will be notified of the outcome by May 8.
  • Programs may take the form of 75-minute sessions or 3- or 4-hour workshops.
  • Presenters should request approval from their employers to attend the conference before submitting proposals.
  • To submit a program proposal, please use this form. To submit multiple proposals, use a new form for each program.

Please direct questions to the WLA office at info@wla.org or (206) 823-1138. On behalf of the 2018 Conference Committee, we look forward to receiving your proposals!

Call for Proposals: 2017 Pacific NW Library Association (PNLA) Conference: Renew & Reimagine at Post Falls, Idaho

pnlaYou are invited to attend the 2017 PNLA Conference in Post Falls, Idaho on August 2-4th, 2017. Prepare to be soothed and delighted  at the Templin’s Red Lion River Resort on the Spokane River, just across the border from Spokane, Washington and a mere 10 miles from beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.  North Idaho and Eastern Washington feature spectacular sightseeing, fabulous restaurants, and amazing recreational opportunities making the 2017 PNLA conference a family destination event.

The PNLA planning committee is currently seeking program proposals for one hour presentations at the conference. To submit your proposal, send the following information to the conference committee chair (Bette Ammon) at bammon@cdalibrary.org

The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2017 and submissions will receive a response from the planning committee by March 15th, 2017.

Be sure to include the following information with your submission:

About you:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Position/title
  • Contact information: including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
  • PNLA member?

About your program:

  • Program title
  • Program description (no more than 100 words)
  • Three Program goals or objectives
  • Program Format (single or double speaker, panel, hands-on, etc.)

Program Logistics:

  • Speaker needs (if any)
  • Equipment needs
  • Any other special requirements or additional information

Questions? Contact the program committee chair at bammon@cdalibrary.org

Important Dates:
Deadline for submissions: February 10
Submissions will receive a response by: March 31
Registration opens: April 18
Early Registration deadline: June 27
Regular registration deadline: Aug 2

Annual PNLA Conference is coming soon

pnla bannerThe annual PNLA conference is known to be an informative learning and networking experience. Join public, academic, and school library folk from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington for two-and-a-half days of fun! We kick-off the conference Wednesday afternoon with two fantastic pre-conference sessions, followed by an opening reception. You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow conference attendees as well as connect with the wide variety of vendors.

There are sessions for everyone, from innovative programming to inspiring leadership. PNLA hosts a unique conference with keynote speakers and author talks at breakfast and lunch each day. This year we welcome Daniel Buchner, Michelle Cederberg, David Poulsen and YRCA nominated author, Cathy Ostlere.

Conference is in Calgary, AB, August 3-5.

Request for Proposals: 2016 WALE Conference

Program proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 WALE Conference, to be held October 24-25 in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA. This is the 25th annual event for the Washington Library Employees, an interest group of the WA Library Association.

All proposals from library staff, advocates, and partner organizations will be considered. Now is the time to reach out to the dynamic presenters in your professional communities or share your own skills and experience by leading a Conference Session or a Preconference Workshop.

  • Proposals are due no later than April 8.
  • Primary Contacts will be notified of proposal status by April 22.
  • All Preconference Workshops will be held October 25.
  • All Conference Sessions will be held October 26.

To submit a Preconference Workshop proposal (3-7hrs long), please use this form.

To submit a Conference Session proposal (75 minutes long), please use this form.

If you have questions regarding conference programs or this proposal process, please contact the conference program team below. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

–2016 WALE Conference Program Chair, Heidi Chittim, hchittimewu@gmail.com
–WLA Conference Program Coordinator, Kate Laughlin, kate@wla.org

PNLA 2015 Conference

REGISTER TODAY!!!!

PNLA 2015 Conference
August 5th – 7th, 2015
Hilton Vancouver
Vancouver, WA

SAVE on the registration fee and REGISTER by July 3rd, 2015 
http://www.pnla.org/conference-header

RESERVE your room TODAY! (Room block is filling up fast)
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PDXVAHH-PNL-20150804/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

*If possible bring a silent auction item – ALL proceeds from our silent auction will benefit LEADS*

Please share this flyer with your colleagues.

Request for Program Proposals – WLA Conference 2016

Program proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 Washington Library Association Conference at the historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, April 27-29. All proposals from public, school, academic and special libraries, and library staff and advocates, will be considered. Now is the time to reach out to the dynamic presenters in your professional communities or share your own skills and experience by leading a Conference Session or a Preconference Workshop.

·         Proposals are due no later than June 29.

·         Primary Contacts will be notified of proposal status by August 7.

·         All Preconference Workshops will be held April 27.

·         All Conference Sessions will be held April 28-29.

To submit a Preconference Workshop proposal (3-7hrs long), please use this form.

To submit a Conference Session proposal (75 minutes long), please use this form.

To submit a Spotlight on Success proposal (table displays), please use this form.

If you have questions regarding conference programs or this proposal process, please contact the program team below. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

– 2016 Conference Program Chairs, Cathy Grant & Emily Keller

– WLA Conference Program Coordinator, Kate Laughlin

emkeller@u.washington.edu; chgrant@gmail.com; kate@wla.org

2015 PNLA Conference Call for Program Proposals

Call for Program Proposals

2015 PNLA Conference in Vancouver, WA
“Pushing the Boundaries”

The 2015 PNLA Conference will be held August 5-7, 2015 at the Hilton Vancouver in beautiful Vancouver, Washington.  Vancouver is an historic town located on the north shore of the Columbia River.

The PNLA conference planning committee is seeking program proposals for one hour presentations at the conference. Please submit your proposal to Karen Yother at kareny@communitylibrary.net or mail to:

8385 N Government Way
Hayden, ID 83835

by January 9th 5:00pm. Submissions will receive a response from the planning committee by March 6, 2015.

Be sure to include the following information with your submission:

About you:
· Name
· Affiliation
· Position/title
· Contact information: including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address
· PNLA member?

About your program:
· Program title
· Program description (no more than 100 words)
· Three Program goals or objectives
· Program Format (single or double speaker, panel, hands-on, etc.)

Program Logistics:
· Speaker needs (if any)
· Equipment needs (PNLA will provide laptop and projector for each room)
· Any other special requirements or additional information

Questions? Contact Karen Yother at kareny@communitylibrary.net 208-772-5612, ext 121

Important Dates:
Deadline for submissions: January 9th
Submissions will receive a response by: February 20th
Registration opens: March 20th
Early Registration deadline: July 3rd
Regular registration deadline: July 31