FEB 25

PLA Conference

Connect with OCLC at the PLA Conference in Nashville.

Get inspired at OCLC’s Community Central at PLA 2020

Get ideas and share your experience at Community Central in OCLC booth #1022 with community engagement spotlight talks from public library leaders. These 10-minute talks explore how libraries encourage important local conversations, partner for impact, and create valuable community programming. Join us and you’ll receive an OCLC t-shirt.

Join us to hear these speakers in booth #1022:

K.C. Williams, Director, Blount County Public Library in Tennessee
Wednesday, February 26, 4:00 pm

Kimberly Knight, Assistant Director, Chesapeake Public Library and Maiko Medina, IT Manager, Chesapeake Public Library in Virginia
Wednesday, February 26, 5:00 pm

Faith Brautigam, Director, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library in Indiana
Friday, February 27, 9:30 am

Pam Sandlian Smith, Director, Anythink Libraries in Colorado
Thursday, February 27, 3:30 pm

Randy Heath, Manager, Richland Library, Edgewood in South Carolina
Friday, February 28, 9:30 am

How do you engage with your community?

We also invite you to join OCLC WebJunction staff any time during exhibit hours on Wednesday and Thursday for an interactive “Community Visioning” activity in booth #1022. Your short one-on-one or small group session will use design thinking strategies to better understand your community needs and how you can fulfill those needs in meaningful ways. Come share what you value and envision for your community—and receive an OCLC t-shirt for providing input.

And you can see your contribution come to life at the end of the week! We’ll share crowd-sourced community engagement insights from this two-day activity on Friday morning during an idea-storming session in the OCLC booth. This high-impact session will demonstrate how to turn community visions into actionable ideas.

Take advantage of these open OCLC sessions while at PLA

We also encourage you to add the following open OCLC sessions to your PLA schedule:

Partners in the Opioid Crisis: Libraries Strengthening the Community
Thursday, February 27, 10:15 – 11:15 am, Music City Center, Room 205

How OCLC and WorldCat Supports Community Challenges: Substance Abuse and Other Social Issues
Thursday, February 27, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, location TBD

The Marketing Value Proposition: Why Buy-in Makes All the Difference
Friday, February 28, 10:15 – 11:15 am, location TBD

Addressing Bias in Your Catalog
Friday, February 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Music City Center, Room 207

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!  



25 februari 2020


29 februari 2020


Nashville, TN


Music City Center