Registration Now Open for PLA 2024 Conference in Columbus

OLC members save hundreds on conference registration fees!

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The Public Library Association (PLA) has opened registration for PLA 2024. The conference will take place April 3-5 in downtown Columbus, with special pre-conference workshops developed by OLC on April 2.

PLA is offering OLC Individual members a deep discount on full conference, single day and workshop registration fees.

As part of your OLC membership for 2024, you are eligible to save hundreds of dollars with exclusive access to PLA’s early bird registration rates.

OLC Individual members pay only $347 for the full conference if registered before Jan. 12, 2024.

This discount is initiated with a special code that you will need to input on the registration form when you start the registration process on the PLA website. PLA sent the discount code to all OLC Individual members via email on Oct. 12, 2023. Please check your inbox.

If you know someone who is not a member of OLC, it is cost effective to join now. There is a $336 savings for the full conference between the non-member rate and the early bird OLC member rate. Plus, anyone who joins OLC after Oct. 1, receives full membership benefits for the remainder of 2023 and all of 2024.

Current OLC members can renew their memberships now and take advantage of the PLA 2024 Conference discount by registering before the Jan. 12, 2024 deadline.

Libraries with group registrations of 10 or more for the full conference will receive an additional 10% discount.

If you are not an ALA or PLA member, you will need to create an ALA account (username and password) on their website before registering for the conference. Creating an account does not require membership in ALA or PLA, but is required in order to register for PLA 2024. If you have questions, contact or 864-515-6689. Maritz representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshops
The OLC has developed two pre-conference workshops for April 2 that feature members of the Ohio library community and key leaders in the areas of broadband and the Science of Reading. Workshops are three hours in length and require a separate paid admission. The discounted fee is $205 for each workshop.

DEA, BEAD, and the ACP: Step-by-Step to Getting This Money for Your Library

The federal government is making historic investments in advancing digital equity, literacy, and inclusion. But we all know it can be confusing. This workshop will show you how to leverage this new broadband funding to grow and expand services. It will be held on April 2, 2024 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Public Libraries and Schools: Everything You Need to Know about the Science of Reading

This workshop will focus on the Science of Reading and how public libraries are assisting schools and students to overcome the learning loss caused by the pandemic. It will be held on April 2, 2024 from 2-5 p.m.

More information is available at