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PLA Daily News, 1996-2018

By Cara Bertram

Collection Overview

Title: PLA Daily News, 1996-2018

ID: 29/20/10

Creator: Public Library Association (PLA)

Extent: 0.3 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by publication date

Date Acquired: 09/12/2016

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Publications of the PLA Daily News (1996- ), the daily newspaper of the Public Library Association for the PLA biannual conference, formerly known as the Daily PLAnet (1996-1998), contains PLA conference highlights, information on events and sessions, daily schedules, conference photographs, keynote speakers, and conference preview issues.

Biographical Note

The Public Library Association is interested in the general improvement and expansion of public library services to all ages in various types of communities. PLA has specific responsibility for:

1. Planning of programs of study and service for the public library as a total institution.

2. Establishment, evaluation, and promotion of standards in the public library field.

3. Review of and bringing together the activities of all unites within the ALA that have a bearing on public library service.

4. Representation and interpretation of public libraries in contacts outside the profession.

5. Stimulation of the development of public librarians and trustees, and stimulation of participation by PLD members in appropriate type-of-activity divisions.

6. Conduct of activities and projects for improvement and expansion of service in this type of library, when such projects are beyond the scope of type-of-activity divisions, after specific approval by the ALA Council.

The Public Library Division was formed by the merger, in August 1950, of the Division of Public Libraries, the Library Extension Division, and the Trustees Division. Bylaws were adopted June 1951 (1).

The Division of Public Libraries was approved by vote of Council in March and October, 1944, following organization meetings, filing of petitions by nearly 1200 members, and preparation of a tentative draft of a constitution and bylaws.

The purpose of the division was to advance public library interests and to cooperate in the promotion of library services in general. The name of the division was changed to the Public Library Association (PLA) in 1958 (2).

Administrative Information

Acquisition Source: Public Library Association, American Library Association


Box and Folder Listing

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Folder 1: The Daily PLAnet, March 27-30, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Daily PLAnet, March 11-14, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: PLA Daily News, March 29-April 1, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: PLA Daily News, March 13-16, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 5: PLA Daily News, February 25-28, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 6: PLA Daily News, March 22-25, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: PLA Daily News, March 25-29, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 8: PLA Daily News, March 24-27, 2010Add to your cart.
Folder 9: PLA Daily News, March 14-17, 2012Add to your cart.
Folder 10: PLA Daily News, March 12-15, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 11: PLA Daily News, April 6-9, 2016Add to your cart.
Folder 12: PLA Daily News, March 20-24, 2018Add to your cart.